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Harris County Sheriff's Office
Monday May 13th, 2013 :: 02:13 p.m. CDT



(HOUSTON, TX) - HCSO homicide investigators are releasing a composite sketch of a woman whose remains were found in a garbage bag last year. The hope is that someone will recognize the victim and share her identity with police.

The newly released composite sketch was developed from the skeletal remains found in a garbage bag in the 12500 block of Walters Road in north Harris County on Tuesday, October 16, 2012.

According to the medical examiner’s office, the remains are of a female about 4'7" to 5'3". The shirt the victim was wearing was green in color with the design of the cartoon character Smurfette picking the petals off a white flower. The victim was also wearing dark-colored capris pants size 5. She may be a teenager or a small-framed young woman.

HCSO homicide investigators have very limited information about the case and are hoping the public can help identify the victim and/or provide information about her death.

A photo of the clothing the victim was wearing can be found on the HCSO’s Been Missing website:

Been Missing is a website and application that allows the public to help investigators by viewing photos and personal data of persons currently missing from Harris County, and to report sightings directly to the HCSO. The website is

The Been Missing website is complimented with a free mobile app that users can download, as well as a link to social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

Anyone with information about this case can contact investigators directly through the Been Missing website by clicking on the “I saw her” button, or through iWatchHarrisCounty.

See something? Say something!

iWatchHarrisCounty is the HCSO’s free mobile phone app that allows the public to report suspicious persons and/or activity anonymously, anywhere, any time.

For more information please visit

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Harris County Sheriff's Office
1200 Baker St
Houston, TX 77002

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Non-emergencies: 713-221-6000

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