TX HARRIS COUNTY DOES: W/NF & W/NM, 15-25 & 18-30, found in wooded area in Houston, TX - 12 Jan 1981 *TINA LINN & HAROLD CLOUSE*

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476UFTX - Unidentified Female

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Reconstruction of the victim by Mary Mise.

Date of Discovery: January 12, 1981
Location of Discovery: Houston, Harris County, Texas
Estimated Date of Death: 8 weeks to 2 months prior (or as short as 1-6 weeks)
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation


Physical Description

Estimated Age: 15-25 years old
Race: White with possible Native American ancestry.
Gender: Female
Height: 5'4" to 5'9"
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Brown with a reddish tint, worn in a ponytail; 18 inches long.
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Fingernails chewed very short. Face showed signs of excessive hair growth. Right ear pierced; it is unknown if the left was.


Identifiers

Dentals: Available Several silver fillings in molars. Restorations, gap between upper front teeth, wisdom teeth partially erupted.
Fingerprints: Available.
DNA: Available.


Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Light green gym shorts, with a 25” waist.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: A bloody towel was also found at the scene.


Circumstances of Discovery

The victim was located in a wooded area near 13500 Wallisville Road on January 12, 1981, alongside the remains of a young man, who was also the victim of homicide.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 713-796-6774
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: ML81-0215

Agency Name: Harris County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 713-796-6827
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 81001997

NCIC Case Number: U620016707
NamUs Case Number: 701
NCMEC Case Number: 1184342


Information Source(s)

NamUs
NCMEC
TXDPS
Wikipedia

753UMTX - Unidentified Male

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Reconstruction of the victim by Mary Mise.

Date of Discovery: January 12, 1981
Location of Discovery: Houston, Harris County, Texas
Estimated Date of Death: 8 weeks to 2 months prior (possibly as short as 1-6 weeks)
State of Remains: Partial skeletal
Cause of Death: Homicide by beating


Physical Description

Estimated Age: 16-30 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 5'3" to 5'9"
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: 6" wavy brown hair
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Prominent eyebrows. Previous injury to the cervical vertebrae (neck region), as osteoarthritis was observed.


Identifiers

Dentals: Available. Restorations were observed. Missing two wisdom teeth. One silver filling in molar (30). Upper wisdom teeth did not form or were extracted.
Fingerprints: Available.
DNA: Available.


Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown


Circumstances of Discovery

The victim was located in a wooded area near 13500 Wallisville Road, along an unidentified female on January 12, 1981, who was also a victim of homicide.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 713-796-6774
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: ML81-0216

Agency Name: Harris County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 713-796-6827
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 81001997

NCIC Case Number: U240019492
NamUs Case Number: 703


Information Source(s)

NamUs
TXDPS


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40-year cold case solved ... partially. Where is 1-year-old Hollie Marie Clouse?​

It took 40 years for a Houston couple who was killed in north Harris County to be identified.

Their remains were found off Wallisville Road in January 1981. Thanks to advanced genealogical testing, two families finally know what happened to their loved ones.

In 1980, Donna Casasanta's son, Harold Dean Clouse Jr., 22, his wife Tina Gail Linn, 18, and their 1-year-old daughter Hollie Marie Clouse left Florida and headed west to Texas. A few months later, their family members stopped hearing from them.


A dog made the discovery in January 1981.

"She was found on Jan. 12," Allison Peacock, the senior forensic genealogist working the case, said.

Authorities were led to a wooded area on Wallisville Road, which at the time, was not developed.

Once the remains were found, Mary Mize, Harris County's forensic artist, drew pastel reconstructions of the victims, however, no one recognized the couple because the family had just moved to Houston.

Peacock was contracted by Indentifinders International for the case. Her team inserted new information into GEDmatch.com.

"It really only took hours to get a really good glimpse of who these people were," Peacock said.

Soon after, Peacock was tasked with making the call to the family they had waited on for 40 years.

"Her (Peacock's) first question was, 'Do you have a family relative that disappeared a long time ago?' And I said, 'Yes. I have a brother that disappeared about 40 years ago ... Harold Dean Clouse Jr.," Brooks said. "She said, 'We found him. He was murdered.' I asked how he was murdered, but she didn't tell me at the time. But she said, 'They found his body in January 1981."


Brooks asked if they found the baby.

"Allison's first question is, 'What baby?' 'They had a baby less than a year old. So did they find the baby?'" Brooks said she asked Peacock.

If Hollie Marie is still alive, she'd be turning 42. She likely has no idea of her identity. That's a case Peacock is already working with Family History Detectives.

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From your link:

"In 1985, using the name John Osborne, he met Lisa Stasi and her four-month-old daughter, Tiffany, at a women's shelter in Kansas City. He promised Stasi a job in Chicago, an apartment, and daycare for her baby, and asked her to sign several sheets of blank stationery. A few days later, Robinson contacted his brother and sister-in-law, who had been unable to adopt a baby through traditional channels, and informed them that he knew of a baby whose mother had committed suicide. For $5,500 in "legal fees", Don and Helen Robinson received Tiffany (whose identity was confirmed by DNA testing in 2000 and a set of authentic-appearing adoption papers with the forged signatures of two lawyers and a judge. Stasi was never heard from again."
 
From your link:

"In 1985, using the name John Osborne, he met Lisa Stasi and her four-month-old daughter, Tiffany, at a women's shelter in Kansas City. He promised Stasi a job in Chicago, an apartment, and daycare for her baby, and asked her to sign several sheets of blank stationery. A few days later, Robinson contacted his brother and sister-in-law, who had been unable to adopt a baby through traditional channels, and informed them that he knew of a baby whose mother had committed suicide. For $5,500 in "legal fees", Don and Helen Robinson received Tiffany (whose identity was confirmed by DNA testing in 2000 and a set of authentic-appearing adoption papers with the forged signatures of two lawyers and a judge. Stasi was never heard from again."
There were possibly several children he found adoptions for. I can't remember the details on that though.
 

Age-progression images show what missing girl would look like 40 years after her diappearance​

It took 40 years for a Houston couple who was killed in north Harris County to be identified. Their remains were found off Wallisville Road in January 1981.

The remains of Harold Clouse Jr. and Tina Linn were discovered in 1981. However, they weren't identified by authorities until late 2021.

The mystery surrounding Hollie Marie Clouse continues more than four decades after she was last seen. If Hollie is alive, she'd be turning 42 on Jan. 24.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recently completed an age-progression picture of Hollie Marie.

"It was a big undertaking," said Allison Peacock, the founder of Family History Detectives.

"After months and months of looking at this little blonde-hair, blue-eyed toddler ... to see a full-grown woman with different coloring along with brown hair," Peacock said of the rendering.

"They brought Hollie Marie to life as a 42-year-old woman," KHOU 11 News' Xavier Walton said.

"I think they did a beautiful job," Peacock said. "I think you can see both of her parents very clearly."


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