DPS looking for help to identify woman in cold case murder

Posted at 12:52 PM, Apr 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-13 15:13:26-04

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s aid in solving the murder of an unidentified woman whose remains were discovered in 1992 in Refugio County.

On March 2, 1992, the woman’s remains were found on a ranch about four miles east of Refugio in Refugio County. No identification was found with the body.

Based on forensic examinations, the woman is believed to be white, approximately 20 to 35-years-old and about 5 feet 3 inches tall. 

DPS said clothing found at the scene included a long coat, black leotards, a short black dress, red belt, white knee-high boots and a red earring. 

Officials estimated the victim’s body had been at the location for approximately one to three years. Based on the skeletal remains, a composite drawing was composed that may resemble the victim.

As part of a DPS public awareness program, one unsolved case is featured by the Texas Ranger Unsolved Crimes Investigation Team each month in an effort to generate new investigative leads and bring added attention to unresolved or “cold cases” across the state.

Victoria Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $10,000 for information that provides the identity of the victim or identifies the person or persons responsible for her death. To be eligible for the cash reward, the tip must be submitted by contacting Victoria Crime Stoppers either at 361-572-4200 or online at

All tips are anonymous.

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