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Case File 76UFTX

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Unidentified Black Female

  • Located on March 26, 1986 on Weichold Road, east of San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
  • The victim had been deceased for 3 weeks - 3 months prior to discovery.
  • She had been shot four times, two to the body two to the chest.

    Vital Statistics

    • Estimated age: 18 - 25 years old
    • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'11 - 6'0"; 150 - 160 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair; brown eyes.
    • Dentals: Available. Upper left canine tooth is displaced inward.
    • DNA: Available
    • Jewelry: She wore a white gold ring with two blue stones.
    • Clothing: She was wearing a short, blue denim skirt with thin stripes; a large flannel jacket; a white bra, and a white long-sleeved shirt with black-colored Native American designs imprinted on the material.

    Case History
    The victim was located in an abandoned farm house on Weichold Road, east of San Antonio, Texas on March 26, 1986.
    Angel Maturino Resendiz, the Mexican drifter known as the "Railroad Killer," has confessed to killing three people in the San Antonio area.

    Jane Doe is one of 15 victims whom authorities have been able to link to Resendiz, a drifter who became the focus of a nationwide manhunt in the late 1990s after going on a crime spree while traveling the country's railroads.
    In his confession to local authorities, Resendiz gave detailed accounts of how he killed the unidentified woman. Resendiz said he and the woman used to frequent the area for target practice. Resendiz claimed the woman cast a spell on him, so he shot her. The victim had mentioned something about Santeria, a religion in which Yoruba deities are identified with Roman Catholic saints.

    Resendiz said all he knows about the woman is that she was from Florida and her name may be Norma. Police have confirmed that Resendiz was in the area at the time and was known to have carried a 38 caliber pistol.
    He claimed to have killed another man in San Antonio as well one whose body hasn't been found. Details of the man's slaying are vague. What is known is that Resendiz said the victim was Cuban and dating the unidentified woman.
    According to Resendiz, he killed the woman first after she allegedly disrespected him during a motorcycle trip to the suburban community of Converse, where they planned on firing a gun for target practice. That same gun was used to shoot the women multiple times. Her body was found badly decomposed three months later. Resendiz told investigators he met the woman while they were staying at a SAMM Shelter in 1985.
    Soon after killing her, Resendiz told detectives, he killed her boyfriend, also believed to be a transient, and dumped his body in a creek somewhere between San Antonio and Uvalde. He claimed he killed the Cuban because he was involved in black magic.

    On July 13, 1999, Resendiz surrendered to Texas Ranger Drew Carter on an international bridge in El Paso.
    Resendiz died by lethal injection on June 27, 2006 for the December 1998 slaying of a Houston physician.

    If you have any information concerning this woman's identity, please contact:
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    Bexar County Medical Examiners Office
    210-224-STOP (7867)
    Bexar County Sheriff's Office

    All information may be submitted on an anonymous basis.

    ME Case Number:

    NCIC Number: U-296903688
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information: Texas Department Of Public Safety
    Express News / KNES News 5

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