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League City Police Seeking Public’s Help in Texas Killing Fields Cases

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League City detectives are requesting assistance from the public in identifying skeletal remains of two female victims who were found years ago in the area known as the Texas Killing Fields. Forensic DNA analysis produced a breakthrough which may help investigators bring closure to the cases of two of the women found near Calder Road, the infamous location of the bodies of several women who were found to be brutally murdered.

The remains of the two victims in question are from 1986 and 1991. Working with a company out of Virginia with extensive expertise in DNA technology, League City investigators are hoping to predict ancestry as well as physical appearance of the two as yet unidentified women. If they do, it would be a huge step in a case which has plagued local detectives for years. This newest method of DNA analysis being implemented is called “phenotyping.” As a result, facial composites of the two victims have been produced, with striking detail.

League City Police Seeking Public’s Help in Texas Killing Fields Cases

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The “Texas Killing Fields” is the name given to an area off Calder Drive in League City. The infamous stretch of land is a 25-acre bog along Interstate 45 where several women’s bodies were found. It spurred a detective involved in the case to write the screenplay, shedding light on the matter and its victims in the 2011 movie starring Sam Worthington. To date, there haven’t been any convictions in the case of four female victims, in particular, found between 1983 and 1991, two of which have yet to be identified.

League City Police Seeking Public’s Help in Texas Killing Fields Cases
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A spokesman for the League City Police Department, Kelly Williamson, told chron.com that making the correct identification of the two women could possibly lead to a suspect in their murders, but noted, “…Our ultimate goal right now is to find out who these people are and give closure to anybody we can.” Heide Villareal Fye is the first of the four victims that League City investigators have been focusing on. She was a 25-year-old bartender and waitress who left her family’s League City home October 7, 1983. She was hitching a ride to Houston in order to visit her boyfriend. Her remains were located the following April. A second victim, Laura Lynn Miller, was a 16-year-old who disappeared following the use of a pay phone at a local convenience store. Her remains were located in the same area in February 1986. Miller’s father, Tim Miller, has since founded Texas Equusearch, an organization dedicated to the search for and rescue of missing persons. The other two victims’ remains were located next to Miller’s body and have never been identified. It is hoped that by working to develop these latest sophisticated composite sketches, a breakthrough in their identities will occur.

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