PEARLAND, Texas – Police are hoping the public can help them identify skeletal remains that were found in Pearland in March of 2012.
The remains, believed to be female, were discovered on a property in the 4600 block of Dixie Farm Road and were collected and sent to the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office.
From there, the remains were sent to Sam Houston State University for further examination. DNA was extracted and sent off to the University of North Texas to determine if the remains could be matched to a missing person.
Investigators said the testing did not match the DNA of any known missing person, so now, police can only hope that the public can shed light on the dead woman’s identity.
Investigators believe she was a black woman between the ages of 40 and 50.
She would have been between 4 feet, 10 inches tall and 5 feet, 4 inches tall.
Forensic anthropologists believe she died between one and three years ago.
At the time of her death, she was wearing a blue shirt, Old Navy flare jeans and white, size 6 Reebok tennis shoes.
"This was someone’s daughter; someone’s friend," said Pearland Lt. Onesimo Lopez. "Someone is missing her."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Steve Weaver at281-997-4154