Stunning discovery as Texas police find remains of girl missing for 25 years

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Remains found in Texas believed to be those of teen missing 25 years.

WHARTON, Texas — Authorities near Houston have uncovered the possible remains of a 15-year-old girl who was missing for 25 years, after the family of a suspect in her death came forward with a tip, sheriff’s officials said Wednesday. WHARTON COUNTY, Texas – Twenty-five years to the day after 15-year-old Rosemary Diaz went missing, investigators in Wharton County say they believe they have found the remains of her body in a shallow grave. “The main thing is closure for the Diaz family,” Sgt. The tip led Wharton County deputies to property owned by the suspect’s family in a neighbouring county where the likely remains of Rosemary Diaz were found on Tuesday, county officials said at a news conference.

Diaz disappeared in 1990 from a general store in Danevang and the property where the remains were found is not far from that unincorporated rural community. It’s all about bringing Rosemary home now.” Grosser said investigators were led to the location of human remains in a rural area in Matagorda County based on new evidence provided by members of the family who owned the property.

Shortly after the phone call, a couple came upon the store and found it unattended, with Diaz’s car still in the parking lot and the TV still on behind the counter. The store didn’t have any security cameras and the case went cold even after Diaz’s case was featured on the television show “America’s Most Wanted,” the Chronicle said. While a forensic team with the Texas Rangers is still trying to confirm that the body is that of Diaz, but Tim Miller of the Equusearch recovery team said the presence of the gold amethyst ring is proof enough for the family. Investigators say the now-deceased suspect was in his early 20s at the time of Diaz’s abduction from Dane’s County on Highway 71store late Saturday, Nov. 24, 1990. The man had made “partial confessions” to various family members through the years, and following his death family members began talking and piecing together the 25-year-old crime.

Investigators said they got lucky to come across the body. “We all made a goal two weeks ago that, we’ve got a lot of work ahead of us, but we’re going to bring her home by Christmas,” Miller said. “God had other plans: We got her home by Thanksgiving.” Several areas of the 60-acre property on the Wharton-Matagorda County border – about 65 miles southwest of Houston – were identified as possible grave sites.

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