Medical examiners told Wharton County Sheriff’s Office investigators that multiple gunshots to the head classify the death of the unidentified teenage girl found dead off CR 225 as murder.
Still, the human remains discovered on June 18 leave a lot of unanswered questions for local law enforcement.
The identity of the victim remains unknown. The killer and motive are still unknown.
As of now, authorities are relying on the evidence discovered on the body and a tentative time of death guesstimate in hopes that the public can assist with identifying the girl.
The girl was not buried; her body had been left laying in a secluded pasture.
Investigators know the girl had dark brown or black hair shoulder to upper back in length, but due to the level of decomposition, her ethnicity remains unknown.
As reported by The Gin, authorities recovered three gold rings on the girl’s hand, a t-shirt with the Disney character Stitch from “Lilo and Stitch” with the word “OHANA” in blue, a pair of shorts with the images of coffee mugs and donuts, and a Love Tree brand jacket on her body.
No forms of identification, purse or wallet were located.
Three to six month is the current estimated timeframe of her death by authorities.
Wharton County has no runaways who have not been accounted for, and no nearby missing person cases filed during the time period which would fit the girl’s description.
The fatal gunshots to the head are reportedly the only injuries found on the victim.
WCSO investigators are awaiting final autopsy and standard test results from the Fort Bend County Medical Examiner’s Office.
If a viable sample can be recovered, DNA could lead to identifying the girl.
Anyone with information about the crime should contact Sgt. Rodriguez with the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office at 979-532-1550.
Those with information can also leave it anonymously with the West Wharton County Crime Stoppers at 979-543-8477 or on the P3 app.