365 Days of Texas True Crime: Stolen Youth
On Friday, June 18th at around 10 a.m. a land owner in Wharton County clearing some fields came across what he thought to be remains, human or animal he wasn't sure. To be safe he reported it to the authorities and they determined it to in fact be human. Laying in his field, in a remote part of Wharton County was what was once a teenage girl. Wharton County Sheriff’s office responded to an area off County Road 225, east of County Road 216.
The medical examiner has been able to determine that the girl was 14 to 17 years old. She had dark brown or black hair that fell to her shoulder or upper back. She was wearing jean shorts, a lightweight jacket like the one in the picture below and a shirt from the Disney movie "Lilo and Stitch" that said "Ohana" on it with the character Stich below the word.
She was also wearing three golf rings when she died.
It has been determined at this time that she was in fact the victim of homicide. Cause of death at this time is said to be gunshot wounds to the head. Officials in the area are saying that there are no missing persons matching this teenagers description which would lead one to speculate at the strong possibility that she was involved in some way with sex trafficking. They are reaching out to the public for help in identifying this young girl. Someone, somewhere has to be missing this girl. Above all else this was a teenage girl whose life was stolen from her and her body left in a field. Those responsible must be found and brought to justice before they can do something like this again.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Rodriguez with the Wharton County Sheriff's Office at 979-532-1550.
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