The Doe Network:
Case File 2269DFTX


Catherine Ann Hammel
Missing since March 23, 1998 from Houston, Harris County, Texas
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Catherine Hammel left 24-Hour Fitness, where she was employed, at 14.00 with a coworker who took her to her residence. Her daughter's father saw her when she got home and she hasn't been seen since.
Her boyfriend, the father of her daughter, told investigators he left home about an hour later but returned at 18.00 to find Hammel gone.

At first, Hammel's disappearance was considered a missing person case, but Houston police homicide detectives took the lead in the investigation, concluding the mother of one would not have vanished of her own accord. They suspect she was murdered, and placed in a trash dumpster.

Hammel juggled several jobs to support her boyfriend and daughter and had a number of close friends. She is described as a hardworking, dedicated mother.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Texas Department of Public Safety
Houston Police Department

Agency Case Number: 36946798-B

NCIC Number: M-122783018
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Texas Department of Public Safety

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