DPS needs information leading to ID of murdered woman

Crime Stoppers in Victoria is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification of an unidentified woman who’s remains were found March 2, 1992, in Refugio County.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is seeking help from the public in solving her murder. As part of a DPS public awareness program, one unsolved case is featured by the Texas Ranger Unsolved Crimes Investigation Team monthly in an effort to generate new investigative leads and bring more attention to cold cases across Texas.

The woman’s remains were found on a ranch approximately four miles east of Refugio in Refugio County with no identification. Based on forensic examination, the woman is believed to have been white, approximately 20 to 35 years of age and 5 feet 3 inches tall.

Clothing found at the scene included a long coat, black leotards, a short black dress, red belt, white knee-high boots and a red earring. Officials estimated the victim’s body had been at the location for approximately one to three years. Based on the skeletal remains, a composite drawing was composed that may resemble the victim.


Victoria Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $10,000 for information that provides the victim’s identity or that of the person or persons responsible for her death.

To be eligible for the cash reward, the tip is required to be submitted by contacting Victoria Crime Stoppers either at 361-572-4200 or online at victoria.crimestoppersweb.com. All tips are guaranteed anonymous.

Individuals can also submit a tip through the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website, txdps.state.tx.us/TexasRangers/UnsolvedHomicides/tipForm.aspx?ref=00; or by contacting the Missing Persons Clearinghouse at 800-346-3243.