The League City police have stated they have identified two women who were found in the area that has become infamous as the “killing fields.” Investigators were able to use genetic testing to determine the identities of Jane Doe and Janet Doe. Skeletal remains referred to as Janet Doe was found on February 2, 1986 in the oil fields at the end of Calder Road in League City. She has been identified as Audrey Lee Cook.
Skeletal remains referred to as Jane Doe was also found in the same oil field’s area, and she has been identified as Donna Prudhomme. Prudhomme’s DNA match came from her sister and a son.
The company said its lab used data files that were processed and uploaded into Family Tree DNA’s family matching database voluntarily submitted by customers.
Since the early 1970s, 30 young women have disappeared along the Gulf Freeway.
Four of those bodies were found at the end of Calder Road about a mile from Interstate 45, earning the infamous title, “The Killing Fields.” The land is now owned by a church.
A man serving two life sentences for unrelated crimes told KHOU 11 investigative reporter Jeremy Rogalski that he killed Janet Doe, but he has not been charged in her murder.