Human head found
April 29, 2019 – The authorities have released another sketch of the woman. The sketch was on display for Missing in Harris County Day, April 27, 2019. The new information stated was that there was also a gun found in the bag along with the decapitated head. But, last year when the story broke it was stated, “[We] had 300 volunteers (volunteers were picking up trash around the water) come out to volunteer and one of them found a gun this morning and then about 20 minutes later, someone found a head, a human head,” Roger Randall, with Texas Adaptive Aquatics, told FOX26 at the time.”
UPDATE 5/28/21 – IDENTIFIED – Sally Ann Hines, 58, who was last seen Dec. 14, 2017, in San Antonio. –
Original Story: On March 1, 2018, a Cameron Parish cleaning crew found a head in a plastic bag on the side of the road near La. 27 at mile marker 59.7 near the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge in Hackberry, Louisiana. Then on March 24, another head in a plastic bag was found near Houston Lake in Houston. Both were women.
Could this be the work of a serial killer? And is it possible that witnesses caught him in the act?
Doing research, I combined all the information I found. I found there were similarities between the two women.
Cameron Parish – Highway LA. 27 at 59.7 mile marker
A white woman
Head was in a plastic garbage bag
Between the ages of 20-45
Auburn to brown hair
Extensive dental work done
Additionally, authorities believe that the remains had been there for approximately 3 months. The area where it was found is known to be used by fishermen and visitors headed to recreational areas and by construction crews working on major projects in the parish.
On March 24, 2018, a woman and her daughter found a head while helping to clean up an area at Lake Houston near the 10600 block of FM 1960.
Houston Lake near bridge
A white or hispanic woman
Head was in a Black plastic garbage bag
Between the ages of 25-50
Brown hair dyed auburn that was naturally wavy
Teeth in good condition, she also had a distinctive set of rotated or winged teeth on the tops and bottoms of her mouth that police say would have been noticeable to anyone who knew her.
Additionally, the woman seemed to have makeup “tattooed” on her face, including her eye makeup, according to Crime Online.
Although there is a sketch of the woman’s head that was found near Lake Houston, there is no sketch of the woman’s head found in Cameron Parish. Note as of June 27, 2018 a image has been released. The photo is below.
There is also a possibility that an identification will come soon from the dental work from the woman from Cameron Parish, instead of a sketch. Also, Sheriff Johnson says there have been no missing persons cases in the parish. So, it is possible the woman came from another city or even state.
What is so unusual about this case is that this time, someone may have seen who did it and got a really good description of the vehicle.
Just two weeks prior a man was seen on the bridge throwing a black bag off the bridge. It is now believed he was aiming for the water, but missed and it landed on the banks below.
The witnesses described the man as being in his early to mid-20s with short dark brown hair and long bangs that went across his face. He is about 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, with light skin. He was wearing a gray and black plaid shirt at the time of the incident. Witnesses said he was driving a teal or bluish-green Chevrolet Silverado extended cab pickup truck. The back left passenger window was broken and had cardboard over the window, investigators said. The truck is described as having “lots of rust and looking as if it had been wrecked several times.” The man got out of the passenger side of the truck.
One reference for the one found at Houston Lake was stated to be black, and the one in Louisiana there was a reference to it being in a black plastic bag.
Anyone with information about the identity of the woman, or the man seen on the bridge, is asked to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. You can also leave an anonymous tip here.
As more information comes in this story will be updated.