A human head that was found in Cameron Parish has been identified.

According to our friends at KATC TV3, the head was found in 2018 by a crew picking up litter along Louisiana Highway 27. This area the head was found is located north of Holly Beach, near the Sabine Refuge.

Earlier stories regarding the head had officials estimating that the head, which was found in a plastic bag, had been on the side of the highway for approximately 3 months.

Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office

Later estimations set the time of death to the time of discovery around 6 weeks.

The identity of the victim was revealed as Sally Ann Hines, 58, of San Antonio, Texas. Hines had been reported missing in the latter part of 2017 and, with the help of an anonymous citizen, forensic reconstruction led to her identification.

After the anonymous citizen tipped off authorities to the possible connection, positive identification was made through dental records.

I can't imagine the horror her family has gone through since her disappearance and, more recently, the positive identification of her remains.

Let's hope that those responsible for her disappearance and death are found and held accountable.

 

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