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137UFTX - Unidentified Female

1975 Class Ring Ring Ring
Reconstruction of the decedent by the Manvel Police Department; decedent's rings

Date of Discovery: September 10, 1990
Location of Discovery: Manvel, Brazoria County, Texas
Estimated Date of Death: 6 months - 1 year prior
State of Remains: Skeletal
Cause of Death: Undetermined

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 15-25 years old
Race: Biracial (White and Black). It is likely she had a parent or grandparent who was Black. Originally believed to be Hispanic.
Gender: Female
Height: 4'10" - 5'3"
Weight: Unknown, but likely slim to medium build.
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Two fractured ribs; and a defect on a bone beneath her left knee. The victim possibly had a tumor on her knee.

Identifiers

Dentals: Available. There were several teeth with untreated carries, and two amalgam fillings. Tooth #10, an upper left, lateral incisor, which is right next to her two front most teeth was surgically removed prior to death and the corresponding space was partially obliterated by mature bone.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Available.

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: None.
Jewelry: One pearl, beaded bracelet. Six rings. One gold band ring with six clear stones; one silver band with a scroll design; two thin silver bands; one silver-colored ring with a turquoise horse or unicorn. One 1975 class ring, size 9 1/2, of Robert E. Lee High School (now the Margaret Long Wisdom High School), located in Houston. This ring has a blue stone with a silver colored, inexpensive metal band. It is unknown whether or not there were ever engravings on the inner side of the ring's band. The ring was up sized twice, which would have removed evidence of previous engravings. However, it does have an inlaid, "L" which many students chose as an option that year that stands for the school mascot, Robert E. Lee himself.
Additional Personal Items: None.

Circumstances of Discovery

The decedent was located on a pile of debris at the end of a Brazoria County road (101) just east of Highway 288 inside the Manvel city limits on September 10, 1990. The skeleton was found by a man who had pulled off the highway to relieve himself. He stepped behind a barricade and saw a skull in an old tire. No purse, wallet, clothing or hair were located around the skeleton, six rings were on the fingers, and a bracelet around her wrist.

The company that made Robert E. Lee High School's (now Margaret Long Wisdom High School) rings doesn't have records from 1975. The Lee class of 1975 had about 300 girls. Authorities would like to hear from any of the girls who lost a ring or gave it to somebody else, as the female would likely have been too young to have graduated in 1975.

Toxicology tests yielded no trace of opiates in her bone marrow. However, it is unknown whether or not other drugs were present, tested for or could have been tested for.

The female is known as "Princess Blue" for the class ring she wore.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Office of the Brazoria County JP
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 713-796-6858
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: PA90-0334

Agency Name: Harris County of Forensic Sciences
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 979-864-1402
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: PA90-0334

Agency Name: Brazoria County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Investigator Richard Rosser
Agency Phone Number: 281-756-2218
Agency E-Mail: richardr(at)brazoria-county.com
Agency Case Number: PA90-0334

NCIC Case Number: U600005786
NamUs Case Number: 989
NCMEC Case Number:1184258

Information Source(s)

NamUs
NCMEC
Houston Press
TDXPS
My Fox Houston (6/7/2007)
Houston.com

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 10/27/17


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