Child remains found in Texas suitcase still unidentified

MADISONVILLE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - The remains of a child found in a suitcase in southeast Texas are still unidentified one year after their discovery. 

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Madison County Sheriff's Office released a composite image of the child Friday in hopes of getting a positive identity. 

Her remains were discovered in Madisonville, Texas, inside a black suitcase on September 17, 2016. She was between 2-and-6-years-old at the time of her death. 

Investigators believe she was Caucasian or Hispanic, with dark hair, according to a press release, which states she was found wearing a pink dress and a diaper.

The press release, issued by NCMEC, also states that the child was found with a feeding tube, meaning she likely had a condition called micrognathia. This condition would have caused her to need professional medical care throughout her life. 

A pollen analysis conducted on her remains suggests she's from the southwest U.S., and investigators believe it's likely she was from southesat Arizona, the press release claims.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Madison County Sheriff's Office at (936) 348-2755.


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