The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office continues to seek assistance in identifying a female victim’s body that was found in Ellis County on July 23.

The department has released an artist’s rendition of what the female may have looked when she was alive, along with tattoos found on her person. There are a total of four of these, and they are located on her left rear calf, right calf above the ankle, above her left breast and right shoulder.   

A week ago, the sheriff’s office received a call that a possible deceased person had been located in a wooded area around the 1400 block of Black Champ Road in the unincorporated area of Ellis County. Deputies were dispatched to the location and upon arrival located a deceased person lying in a heavily wooded area.

The victim was approximately 5-feet 4-inches tall and weighed approximately 115 pounds. She is believed to be of African-American heritage.

She was wearing a black or dark gray tank top, blue jean shorts and white Nike tennis shoes with purple shoelaces.  It is believed she may have disappeared on or after the early afternoon of July 17.

Ellis County Investigators have pursued all leads received with her identification, but they have yet to identify her. She has not matched any missing persons reports with area law enforcement agencies, but the preliminary investigation leads to a connection with Dallas. It was confirmed that she had one bullet to her head, and investigators believe she suffered this fatal trauma at a location other than where she was found.  

Any person who may have information regarding her identity is requested to contact Ellis County Sheriff’s Investigator Joe Fitzgerald at 972.825.4928.

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