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Case File 545DFTX


Myrtle Ann Green Hudson
Missing since September 11, 1986 from Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: November 10, 1951
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 34 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'10"; 150 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Brown eyes, black hair.
  • Marks, Scars: A mole on her neck and a scar on her left leg.
  • Clothing: Last seen wearing jeans and white tennis shoes
  • Dentals: Available. She has a large gap between her top front teeth.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Myrtle Hudson was last seen in Port Arthur, Texas on September 11, 1986. Her purse, car and keys were found at her home.
When Myrtle's husband came home from work, he knew instantly that something was wrong. His 3-month-old daughter was sleeping peacefully, but his wife wasn't there.
Less than an hour later he found the lifeless body of his 18-year-old daughter, Willette. She was found deceased in the attic of the attached garage of the family's small, rented home in east Port Arthur. 
An autopsy revealed that Hudson's oldest daughter was strangled sometime between 13.00 and 16.00.
 There were no signs of a struggle. 
The intruder apparently gained entry by breaking a window in the front door. Drops of blood were found in the house.

Police linked Tommy Lee Stewart to the double slaying of Myrtle Hudson and her daughter, and DNA evidence linked Stewart to the crimes. Stewart, already serving a life sentence for a sexual assault conviction, confessed to the killings and told authorities where they could find Myrtle Hudson's body.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Texas Missing Persons Clearinghouse
Port Arthur Police Department

NCIC Number: M213741206
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Texas Missing Persons Clearinghouse
Houston Chronicle 9/13/86
Brownsville Herald 1/12/08

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