Officials conduct facial reconstruction on unidentified woman
POSTED: Monday, June 10, 2013 - 4:29pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 8:42am
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — “Investigators went up there. They found a body was partly decomposed, and had no identification.”
A body, but no identity. This is the dilemma Cameron County officials were faced with last October when they received word taht a woman's decomposing body was found under sand on South Padre Island.
But now, eight months later, officials have been able to conduct a facial reconstruction of the woman, which may help in the identification process.
“When Cameron County officials discovered the woman’s body, it was partially decomposed so they didn’t have any information on her identity or what happened to her. So they sent her facial bones to the Texas Rangers and Department of Public Safety in Austin. They were able to do a facial reconstruction of her skull, and this is the picture they came up with.”
“After they did all the reconstruction, according to the facial bones that they had or the skull that they had, they—uh, if you recall, it is estimated that she was about five feet tall, weighed about 100 pounds, estimated that she was between 40 to 45 years old.”
While investigators are getting closer, they still have a ways to go.
If you know the woman in the picture or anything about this case, Sheriff Lucio and other Cameron county officials are asking you to step forward.
“Any information that they may have or that they recognize somebody like this, please, call the sheriff’s office.”
Reporting in Brownsville, Marty Watson, KVEO News Center 23.