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Remains of Teenage Woman Discovered in Wharton County

June 22, 2021 2:30 p.m.- Updated to include the first press release from the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office concerning this case and investigation:

“The Wharton County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Rangers, continues to investigate the body of a young female that was discovered on Friday, June 18, 2021, at approximately 10:00 a.m.  

“In an attempt to identify the female, the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office is releasing photographs of the jewelry that the victim was wearing. The Sheriff’s Office is also releasing a photograph of the character, ‘Stich’ from Disney’s Lilo and Stich.  The victim was discovered wearing a t-shirt with the word, ‘OHANA’ in blue with a photograph of the character ‘Stich’ directly below the word.


“The victim was wearing shorts with images of coffee mugs and donuts. The victim was also wearing a lightweight jacket with the brand name of, ‘Love Tree.’ 

“Due to the severity of decomposition, the race of the victim is not known at this time.  

“Updates to this case will be released when available.


“Any future media requests can be forwarded to Captain B. J. Novak – 979-532-1550.”

Image provided by the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office. The jewelry found with the human remains.
Image provided by the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office.

The Wharton County Sheriff’s office received a call at approximately 10 a.m. on June 18, reporting the discovery of human remains.

The remains were located in a secluded area off of County Road 225 near Hungerford.


The Sheriff’s Office, along with the Texas Rangers processed the scene and transported the remains to the Fort Bend County Medical Examiner’s Office for a medical autopsy and further investigation.

The following day, Saturday, June 19, the autopsy was scheduled and the chief medical examiner estimated the remains are of a female between the ages of 14-17 years.

The female was said to have had dark brown to black hair that was shoulder to upper back in length.

“No other information concerning the remains is available,” said Wharton County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Roddy Rodriquez.

Rodriguez told The County Gin, “We haven’t gotten a medical examiners report as of yet. Those autopsies could take months. The information that we have is tentative. Those are as of now, the medical examiners best estimates.”

Though there are no missing persons reported through the sheriff’s office, Rodriguez said,”The hope is that other agencies will reach out concerning this case and we can go from there.”

This case has not been officially labeled as a homicide investigation, however, the sergeant mentioned, “Any case like this we always, you know, expect the worse and hope for the best. We are working it as a homicide for now.”

An investigation is ongoing and individuals with information regarding this case are asked to contact Sgt. Rodriguez with the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office at 979-532-1550.

This story is developing and The County Gin will report any findings when made publicly available.

Jessica Hartmanhttps://www.thecountygin.com
Jessica Hartman is the publisher of The County Gin and a realistic dreamer with creative expression. She can be reached at jessica@thecountygin.com or (979) 533-0122, but careful — she's a talker.

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