Anonymous tip helps police identify a severed head in Louisiana as that of a missing Texas woman

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Police identify head found in plastic bag in 2018 as missing Texas woman, 58, after tipster compared her photo to a computer-generated image of a gruesome discovery

  • Police identified the head found on a Louisiana highway in 2018 as Sally Hines, 58
  • Hines was last seen in San Antonio in December 2017 before going missing
  • Hine’s head was found in a plastic bag by a sheriff’s team collecting trash along Highway 27 in Cameron Parish
  • An anonymous tipster recognized Hines’s face from a composite image from LSU’s facial lab and a missing person’s flyer
  • The identification was confirmed via dental records on Wednesday and Hines’ relatives were notified

Police identified the head found along a Louisiana highway in 2018 as that of a missing 58-year-old Texas woman.

Sally Ann Hines, 58, was last seen in San Antonio in December 2017 before going missing.

On March 1, 2018, her head was found in a plastic bag by a sheriff’s team collecting trash along Highway 27 in Cameron Parish.

Investigators used dental records to identify Hines after receiving a tip last week about a missing person who looked like a computer-generated image of the head. Said Sheriff Ron Johnson of Cameron Parish.

Johnson told me San Antonio Express News that killers leave bodies in the swamps where Hine’s head was found because “they believe if they dump a body here, the alligators will eat it and they will disappear.” Tragically, this is not uncommon for us. ‘

Sally Ann Hines, 58, (pictured) was last seen in San Antonio in December 2017 before going missing

Sally Ann Hines, 58, (pictured) was last seen in San Antonio in December 2017 before going missing

Investigators used dental records to identify Hines after receiving a tip last week about a missing person who looked like a computer-generated image of the head

Investigators used dental records to identify Hines after receiving a tip last week about a missing person who looked like a computer-generated image of the head

The anonymous tipster recognized Hines’s face from a composite image from LSU’s facial lab and a missing person’s flyer.

Police said that after years of intense investigation, the case was finally resolved by a random tipster with an interest in trying to match missing people online.

“The irony of the cases, although we got into the very detailed forensic investigation, the case was actually solved by just one person looking on the Internet,” Cameron Parish Corner told Kevin Dupke. KPLC-TV.

The identification was confirmed Wednesday via dental records and Hines’ relatives were informed.

In 2018, Harold, Hines’s husband, said his 35-year-old wife had just disappeared.

When I got up she was gone, she hadn’t come back, Harold said Fox San Antonio.

Police said Hines had a medical condition and was under doctor’s care.

Her husband told Fox San Antonio that his wife was missing without her medication, leaving behind her purse, cell phone and car.

Hines’ sister Barbara Gauthier said she hopes investigators find out what led to her death.

“There are no words to express our heartache and our emotions,” she told KPLC-TV. “We can only pray that they find out what happened to her and whoever did this heinous act pays for what they did to her. We will not rest until we know what happened. ‘

Johnson said the positive identification could close the family.

“We are very happy to have identified the head, but I am sure the family is very sad about the negative news,” he told Express-News. “Maybe this will help end them.”

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