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

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The woman found in 1986 is believed to have had a fair complexion, hair that was blond/brown in color, and blue or green eyes. The phenotyping process has also helped to determine that she would have had little to no freckles, be between the ages of 22 and 30, approximately 5’5” to 5’8” in height, and had a probable family origin of Tennessee. There was also a noticeable gap in her upper front teeth. The second woman, found in 1991, was also determined to have fair skin, brown hair, hazel eyes, and possibly few freckles. She is believed to have a probable family origin of Louisiana. Her age was somewhere between 24 and 34, she weighed between 100 and 130 pounds, and stood 5’ to 5’3” in height. To date, authorities only have “persons of interest” in these four murders, the two of which, noted above, are yet unidentified.

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

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The “Texas Killing Fields” references the location where 22 women’s bodies were found. Their murders began in 1971, and to this day, only one conviction has resulted – Kevin Edison Smith was sentenced to life without parole for the murder of 13-year-old Krystal Jean Baker in 1986. Over the years, there have been other suspects linked to the case, but no additional convictions. The League City Police Department is asking those with information to contact Lt. Michael Buffington at (281) 338-8220. In addition, they ask that those with origins of the same geographic areas noted for these unidentified women speak with family to find out if any female relatives matching their descriptions went missing or may have lost contact inexplicably since 1986 or 1991.

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