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Unidentified and Identified remains found in Liberty County and Montgomery County Texas

This is a list of unidentified remains that have been found in Montgomery County Texas from 1983 to 2002 and recent unidentified and identified remains found in Montgomery County and Liberty County Texas. Some have been identified.

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Liberty County Texas

December 6, 1999 – Liberty County Texas 
Case Number: U9912002
Agency: Liberty Co SO Liberty
Estimated Date of Death: 1 week
Race: White Age: 24 – 29 Height: 5′ 8 ” – 6′ 0 ” Eye Color: Unknown 
Weight: 240 lbs. – 250 lbs. Hair Color: Brown
City Found: Unknown
Description: Levi’s brand blue jeans, brown leather belt and brass buckle with the words “Bianchi-Police-Military – Sportsman” and the number 3573 engraved on it.

January 21, 2001, 10000 block of Bilnoski Road, Willis Texas
SYNOPSIS – On January 20, 2001, a citizen was operating a bulldozer in a partially wooded area in the 10000 block of Bilnoski Road, Willis,Texas. During excavation, the dozer uncovered dentures and upon investigation, human skeletal remains were discovered. MCSO Deputies investigated and recovered additional human remains. The dentures bore the name “Eaton” and the number 330841. The dentures may have been issued through the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Examination by experts revealed a probable description: Possibly a white or Hispanic male, over 50 years of age at time of death. MCSO Cold Case Detectives have submitted the remains for DNA testing and submission to the Missing Persons / Unidentified DNA database. DNA has been uploaded into CODIS. – The remains were later identified as Feaster Eaton. The Chronicle published an article in 2013 and Eaton went missing in the early 1980’s.

January 12, 2002, 20000 block of Hwy 105 East, Cleveland, Texas
SYNOPSIS -On January 12, 2002, MCSO Deputies met with a citizen that had purchased an iron cauldron at a flea market located in the 20000 block of Hwy 105 East, Cleveland, Texas. The cauldron contained books on the occult, along with a human skull. Investigation revealed that the above articles had been purchased from a self-storage unit in Houston, Texas, after nonpayment of rent. MCSO Cold Case Detectives have submitted the remains for DNA testing and submission to the Missing Persons / Unidentified DNA database. DNA could not be obtained.

October 15, 2005, Peach Creek Bridge at Faulkner Rd, Liberty County Cleveland, Texas
SYNOPSIS -On October 15, 2005, a citizen was checking Peach Creek Bridge on Faulkner Road (Cleveland, Texas) and observed what appeared to be a skull in the water. The MCSO Dive Team searched the creek for additional remains, but none was found. MCSO Cold Case Detectives have submitted the remains for DNA testing, Anthropological Analysis, and submission to the Missing Persons / Unidentified DNA database. No DNA was obtained.

April 13, 2013, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office received a call that “human remains” had been found along a pipeline right of way located approximately 200 yards south of CR 332 and about a half mile East of Interstate 69 in North West Liberty County.

January 25, 2015 – Jane Doe ¼ mile off of State Highway 105, near west side of bypass in Cleveland.

Nov. 30, 2015 –  Billy Joe Hughes (WM) DOB 4-01-84 with an address in Cleveland, Texas; found body in Davis Hill Big Thicket off Hwy 105 Oct. 30, 2015.

December 26, 2015 – Skeletal remains found near creekside forest and Gosling Road in the Woodlands by Harris County detectives. Identified as Brian Orolin.

June 14, 2016 – Body found in a burned out car on private road 106 in Liberty County in divers, Texas in Liberty Texas.  Car was known to be in Harris County on June 13. Added: The completely burned body found in a burned out 2010 red, Chevrolet “Cobalt” vehicle in Liberty County June 13 has now been positively identified from evidence found at the scene and by family members as 47-year-old Kevin Joseph Brown from Spring, Texas. 

August 17, 2016 – Woman ID’d as Latasha Rucker form Liberty County found in wooded area of Wells Cemetery Road.  Homicide.

August 28, 2016 – Skeletal Remains in brush near Road 3556, Grand San Jacinto subdivision off FM1010 near the city of Plum Grove in Liberty county.  Identified February 5, 2018 – Skeletal Remains  CR3556, Liberty County- Esmeralda Paragas-Nunez from Houston missing since Aug 3, 2016.

April 5, 2017 – Decomposed Body 5900 block of FM1008 Liberty County inside Church.  Kennewick, Texas – Female – Identified as Shiloh Hightower, 43, who lived in Dayton

May 24, 2017Arnold Lee Coker, Jr., 35, 1400 block CR3737 Liberty County- Found a few miles from his home. Coker lived in Splendora.

February 5, 2018 – Edward Lewis Parker I-10 and Old River Bridge Chambers County, missing from Liberty County, possible drowning

April 26, 2018 – Body floating in irrigation canal 100 yards north of Hwy 90 in Liberty County.

July 18, 2018 – Human skull found and bones close to San Jacinto River behind Old Exxon Oil fields off Old Humble Pipeline Road.  Speculation body from hurricane Harvey!?!?

August 2018 – Skeletal remains found Grand San Jacinto subdivision part of the Terrenos Houston development in Plum Grove in Liberty County. – Two suspects arrested.

December 2018Top half of skull found on private property at the end of Plum Grove Road in Cleveland, Texas. No jaw bone was found.

July 22, 2019 – Liberty County Sheriff’s Office says a hired person on a tractor was looking for a lost cow when he found a body lying in high weeds in the Gulf Company Road area. According to lead Investigator Sean Mitchell, the remains are thought to be that of a man who the land owner did not know well but had been staying at the residence on the property for the past several days. The man was later identified as Brandon Wright.

August 2019 A skull was found in the Moss Bluff area, while a search party was looking for Johnny Lowe. Liberty County Sheriff’s Office reported a skull and some other bones have been collected and will be sent to the medical examiner’s office in Beaumont for DNA testing. UPDATE: The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and members of Texas EquuSearch discovered more bones on a property located on County Road 133 in the Moss Bluff area. Because it was near where Johnny Lowe was last seen, it is thought to be him, but DNA testing will be done to confirm it. Go to this video to learn more

This is Harris County, but have added it as it is very near where several of the MTX40 have gone missing: A skull, a cross and machete have been found at Clear Lake City Boulevard and old Galveston Road, north of Webster in Harris County. Please take note if your loved one was wearing a cross before they went missing. 

The 1995 murder of Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputy Wilburn Agy remains unsolved, and Houston Police are hoping someone in the community will come forward with new information.

Montgomery County

Murder of Unidentified White Female May 13, 1983 – 76 Truck Stop Hwy 59 at FM 1485 New Caney, Texas
SYNOPSIS – At approx. 7:35 am, MCSO Deputies responded to a wooded area behind the 76 Truck Stop where schoolchildren had found the decomposing body of an unidentified white female. The location of the body was positioned in an area where tractor trailers normally parked. An autopsy revealed that she had been killed by two blows to the head,which resulted in skull fractures. The victim was described as follows:15–22 yoa, 59” in height, with a decomposed weight of 78 lbs.Complainant had dark brown hair that was about seven inches in length. She was wearing “Shades” designer blue jeans, a tan“Wrangler” long-sleeve terry cloth t-shirt, and white panties.Recently, MCSO Cold Case Detectives submitted potential known DNA from victim’s remains to be entered into the Missing / Unidentified Persons DNA database.To date, insufficient DNA has been obtained in order to enter a profile into CODI

Cimarron Country Subdivision, Magnolia, Texas, June 8, 1985
SYNOPSIS – On June 8, 1985, a property owner was working on his 10-acre tract of land when he discovered what appeared to be human skeletal remains. The property was located within the Cimarron Country Subdivision in Magnolia, Texas. MCSO Deputies responded and collected additional skeletal remains, which were subsequently examined by experts. The following possible description was obtained: Probably a white male, 20–40 yoa, and 5’03” to 5’04” in height

Lake Conroe, @ Rush Creek, Conroe, Texas, Nov. 29, 1985
SYNOPSIS – On November 29, 1985, a citizen was fishing in Lake Conroe, at Rush Creek, and hooked a human skull. MCSO Deputies investigated and observed that the skull bore writing, which included references to Japanese and World War II. MCSO Cold Case Detectives have submitted the remains for DNA testing, Anthropological Analysis, and submission to the Missing Persons / Unidentified DNA database. No DNA could be obtained.

Crater Lake, off Crater Road, August 3, 1986
FM 3083, Conroe, Texas
SYNOPSIS – On August 3, 1986, at approx. 5:00 pm, several citizens were at Crater Lake reminiscing about their “old hangout” when they observed what appeared to be a body in the water. MCSO Deputies responded, along with the local fire department. The body was removed from the lake utilizing a boat and it was discovered that the body had been weighted down with two cement cinder blocks that were attached to the body with an electrical cord. An autopsy revealed that the unidentified male had died from multiple gunshot wounds. The body has never been identified and his described as follows: Possible street name of “New York Billy” Male / White, 20-30 years of age, 5’0614(approx), 133 lbs, Small Build, Collar length Brown / Reddish hair, decaying teeth (See dental chart-#9 & #11 heavy decay, #10 partially missing from decay. Wisdom teeth #1, #16, & #32 were surgically removed (absent). Wisdom tooth #17 was present), Tattoos-Left lower arm–professional design of small devil with painted tail, Left upper arm–poor quality design of name “Liz”, Right upper arm–poor quality design of name “Baby Dawn”, Left ear lobe pierced, Clothing worn-Levis men’s denim blue jeans size 30 waist, 31 length, in good condition, brown short sleeve shirt button type, double open type pockets, and squaretail. Label inside collar had M-SS, 8-0178-25,“Wilson” written on it. Men’s white heavy athletic type socks.

More stories about Crater Lake:

The badly charred and decaying body of Yvette King, 51, was found on Albert Moorhead Road about a mile and a half from FM 3083 on March 14, 2005.

Darcus Penrice was found on Crater Hill Road February 2005. Penrice, 25, had been stabbed several times and her body dumped along the side of the road. 

In March 2004, the body  Justin Shane Pruitt, 23, was discovered in a trash dump off of Coon Massey Road. He had been stabbed several times.

January 17, 1988 – Woods off League Line Rd. 2.4 miles west of I-45 Conroe, Texas – SOLVED 2010 as Darrell Wayne Cade.
SYNOPSIS – On January 17, 1988, a citizen was scouting a wooded area for future hunting purposes located off League Line Road, approx. 2.4 miles west of I-45. While walking the area, he observed what appeared to be a lower jawbone of a human. The citizen took the bone to a local dentist, who confirmed that it was human. MCSO Deputies responded and a search of the area revealed additional human skeletal remains. The remains were subsequently examined by experts and the possible description is as follows:  White male, 40 plus years of age, 5’04” or taller, with numerous teeth having been extracted. Off-white “Fruit of the Loom” underwear briefs (size 34-36), one possible black slip-on type shoe, piece of blue cloth that may have been a shirt and one pair of light colored pants. Remains were found in a wooded area, 100 yards north of League Line Road and 2.4 miles west of I-45 in Montgomery County, Texas. Remains probably in woods four plus years. MCSO Cold Case Detectives have submitted DNA into the DNA database known as CODIS, which revealed the remains are those of a male, not a female as previously believed in 1988.

October 31, 1989, dead end of Nekoosa Street within the Texas Subdivision off a pipeline in the woods.  White male, 20-30.  DNA available.

September 20, 1997, 3400 block of Riley Fuzzel Rd, Spring, Texas
SYNOPSIS – A citizen was making a trail for a deer stand in a wooded area in the 3400 block of Riley Fuzzel Road, approx. 1.5 miles north of Rayford Road. The citizen observed a human skull and notified the MCSO. Deputies investigated and recovered additional human remains. Examination by experts revealed that the skull contained a bullet hole. A probable description was obtained:  Possibly a white male, greater than 30 years of age.  MCSO Cold Case Detectives have submitted the remains for DNA testing and submission to the Missing Persons / Unidentified DNA database (CODIS).

June 11, 1998, 600 block of Airline Drive, Conroe, Texas
SYNOPSIS – A citizen was walking in a wooded area behind his home in the 600 block of Airline Drive (Conroe, Texas) when he observed what appeared to be the top portion of a skull protruding from the ground. MCSO Deputies investigated and recovered additional skeletal remains, along with a blue or black ball cap with a “Lone Star Feed” logo. MCSO Cold Case Detectives have submitted the remains for DNA testing and submission to the Missing Persons / Unidentified DNA database known as CODIS.  DNA testing revealed the remains belong to a FEMALE.

August 6, 1998, 21000 block of Baptist Encampment Rd., New Caney, Texas 
SYNOPSIS – On August 6, 1998, children playing in an abandoned house in the 21000 block of Baptist Encampment Road (New Caney,Texas) discovered human skeletal remains. MCSO Deputies investigated and found that the remains were located on top of the ground just inside the doorway. The area was flood prone. MCSO Cold Case Detectives have submitted the remains for DNA testing, Anthropological Analysis, and submission to the Missing Persons /Unidentified DNA database. The skull in this case appears to contain evidence of having been associated with a previous autopsy. DNA could not be obtained.

September 26, 2011 – Human remains found in the Sam Houston National Forest north of Conroe.  No info on gender, but are human remains. 

October 11, 2011 – Skull and other bones found in a wooded area in Montgomery County are human. Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies said municipal utility district employees found the bones about 100 yards from Forest Colony Drive in Porter.

March 22, 2013 …Patricia (Trisha) Mackenzie found at San Jacinto river ….Hwy 105 and 59 …

March 25, 2015 – Body found Trinity River Bridge and US 59 near boat ramp in Montgomery County.  Body placed there and wrapped in blanket,  Later identified as female with butterfly on right hip, flowered band laced around waist and two tattoos on butt.  Left side had hands and right side had off and hand prints.  Identified as Patricia Collins of Magnolia, Texas died from acute combined drug toxicity.

August 26, 2015 – Bones found near Rayford Road and Lazy Lane in Montgomery County.  No info whether they were ever determined to be human or not. 

December 26, 2015 – Spring Creek on the Harris County side of the creek.  Skull with one year of decomposition.  

June 30, 2016 –  Female Body found near Calvary Road in Montgomery County  – identified but name not released.

October 7, 2016 Montgomery County, Texas – White metal chain with dog tag pendant with “Phillip H Willliams” (three L’s in willliams) engraved on it and white metal pendant with a viking ship engraved on it. Green backpack with black straps, red swiss army knife​. 60+year old man.  

April 25, 2017 – Body found along railroad tracks at northern end of Loop 494 north of Comer Rinehart. 

June 2017 – Body found 15400 block of Austin Rd in Willis Identified as Justin Preston Mosley.

July 1, 2017 – Body found floating near boat dock in Lake Conroe near Diamond Head identified as Gerald Belk, 89.

September 29, 2017 – Body found South Lakeview Drive Patton Village in a trash can in Montgomery County.  Possibly Aaron Phillips or Jason Gilbert

June 6, 2018 – Body found 1800 block of Calvary Road, Willis, Texas, Montgomery County Identified as Candace Nash missing since June 6, 2018.

June 15, 2018 – Body found in Peach Creek, near Big Buck Lane in Montgomery County. Identified as Nael Romero, 26, who went missing after he went swimming in Peach Creek during a party.

June 18, 2018 – Body found in pond on the 11100 block of Highway 242  west of San Jacinto River Bridge – identified as Matthew Dean Johnson, 19, Porter, Texas

July 18, 2018 – Body found Magnolia subdivision off FM1774 in The Woodlands in Montgomery County – Identified as Sylvester Moreno, 28, missing since July 14, 2018.

July 19, 2018 – 15600 block of Old Humble Pipeline Road near San Jacinto River near Conroe.

July 14, 2019 – The Shenandoah Police Department was dispatched to a deceased male in a small field, located in the 18300 block of the IH45 southbound service road. A witness was walking through the field, returning to his hotel, when he discovered the body. Officers responded and located the partially decomposing body of a white male.

Unsolved Crimes

Tamara Fisher, 15, went with friend Lynette Bibbs to a Houston nightclub and then to a motel on Feb. 1, 1996. Her body was found two days later off a dirt road near Cleveland, Texas, in Liberty County. 

The above information was obtained by the Cold Case Report put out by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and online newspaper stories.

Anyone with information regarding a cold case is asked to contact Montgomery County CrimeStoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867) or
or contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Squad directly at 281-297-6507. MissingPersonsOfAmerica


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