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Body of missing Houston mother found in Navarro County

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Posted at 12:38 PM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 21:39:49-05

A body found in a ditch in Navarro County was positively identified as a missing Houston mother. 

Charine Marie Wilson (Young) was found Wednesday in a ditch along SE 1190A in Richland. The body was badly decomposed and died as a result of homicidal violence with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Navarro County Sheriff's Office. 

Wilson went missing from the Houston area on Nov. 10. 

In the season of the holiday, prayers at Richland United Methodist Church go up for a woman found dead just a short distance away.

"No one saw anything.  No one had any idea there was a body out there" said church member Shirley Thomas.

”Initially what we knew is, we had a human body, the remains of a human body badly decomposed, clothed, covered with some vegetation,” said Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner. ”Why here?  Do you think her killer has a connection here maybe?  We don't know of any kink here that would create a situation where that person would specifically come to this location." 

The sheriff hopes to tie Wilson to the murder with surveillance video from this rest stop.

Meantime, the Christmas program and holiday dinner at Richland United Methodist will take a little more somber tone than usual.

"Still shocks you though. It does, especially the part about her being decomposed.  That's what bothers me the most," said Thomas.

Houston police suspected that Wilson's estranged husband, Johnny Wilson, 48, had killed her. He was charged with murder. 

Anyone with any knowledge of Johnny's whereabouts is asked to contact Houston police at 713-222-TIPS or 713-308-3600. 

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