Ellis County detectives seek help in identifying female remains

Remains of young woman found in Ellis County

Just off Interstate 45 and down a road that is marked but not paved, you come to a part of Ellis County that is rarely seen.

Tonight, detectives believe that is exactly what attracted someone to try and hide a homicide in a thick wooded area just north of Alma.

It's a complicated case for investigators.  Right now they do not know who their victim is, just some clues that don’t seem to add up.

Sargeant Joe Fitzgerald says two hunters found the remains while hunting for hogs on private land on July 15.  Detectives believe they belonged to an African American female between the ages of 16 and 22.

"Any agency out there working missing persons and they can get some DNA or any type of dental records and get it to us," Fitzgerald said Thursday.

Anthropologists from the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification says the woman was described as having a medium muscular build and medium frame.

She was 5'6" to 6' tall and was wearing a Pilot Point "Bearcat Pride" t-shirt, similar to the one pictured below.

Fitzgerald says the shirts were handed out during the 2016-17 school year.

"Folks sitting in the stands during baseball games, basketball games, football games and we know that approximately 1000 were made," Fitzgerald said.

As far as missing people in that part of the state, the UNT Center for Human Identification says none are a match for the remains found approximately 100 miles away in Ellis County.

Detectives estimate the remains were there between two weeks and six months before their discovery.

If anyone has information on her identity, please call (972) 825-4928.

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