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Jesus “Jesse” Leal: Missing from Texas since New Years Found

The body of Jesus has been found buried under a chicken coop. 

Harris County investigators searched the home  on the 5200 block of Mohawk Street after they received an anonymous call to 911.  Police also found several vehicle parts near his body.

Family members said Jesus had gone to show a woman a truck he was selling on New Year’s Eve.

Police are still looking for someone to help identify the woman in the video.  The reward for information is up to $5,000.  You can also leave a tip here. 

“Jesse” Leal, 41, from Pasadena, Texas has been missing since January 1, 2014.   His family said that the family was waiting for him to come home for a dinner celebration and he never showed up, and they could not reach him by phone.

Police are releasing a video of him which shows an unidentified woman.  They want to speak to the women.

“The fact is, his debit card, I think, has been used at several locations around the Houston area,” a family spokesperson said.

Investigators said the unidentified woman was seen on surveillance video using Leal’s credit and debit cards. Family members say Leal drives a red 2002 Ford Explorer Sports Trac with license plate Texas license plates of 65FBY4 and that truck is also missing.

Police say the woman they want to talk to does have a large tattoo covering the left side of her neck and shoulder. The woman was also last seen driving a maroon SUV.

Dan did some sleuthing and found that the woman also has ear piercings:

 Jesse was last known to be wearing a blue and white striped shirt, blue jeans, a black jacket with “Snap-On Racing” logo on the back, and brown cowboy boots.

Right now police are asking anyone who can identify the woman in that video or anyone with information about Jesus Leal to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS, the Pasadena Police Department at 713-477-1221 or call Texas EquuSearch at 281-309-9500. You can also leave an anonymous tip here.



Jerrie Dean, who is retired from Federal Law Enforcement, is the Founder of Missing Persons of America and Missing Texas Forty.

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