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Investigators seek information on severed heads found in Texas, Louisiana

Posted: 2:29 PM, Apr 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-26 15:29:18-04

Investigators in Texas and Louisiana are working to determine whether two severed heads found near lakes in each state are connected.

According to the Houston Chronicle , the severed head of a white female with reddish hair was found near Lake Houston on March 24. The details of that discovery and the description of the victim match the description of another severed head found near Calcasieu Lake in Cameron Parish on March 1. 

In that case, the Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office said the woman’s head was found in a plastic bag on the shoulder of Hwy 27 and that it was believed the head had been outside for about three months.

The Cameron Parish coroner has not made a final ruling on the exact date of death but a preliminary investigation done on the head determined it belonged to a female between 25-40 years of age with auburn or brown hair. The victim had extensive dental work done and there was no trauma to the skull. 

Sheriff: Severed head found belonged to white female

The head found near Lake Houston, according to the Houston Chronicle, was discovered after two volunteers cleaning came across the head in a black plastic bag. In this case, it is reported that officers are looking for a man in his mid-20s who was seen tossing a black plastic bag off of a bridge near the area where the head was found, weeks before the discovery.

The Houston Police Department and the Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office are working together to determine whether the incidents are related.