Author Topic: Body found in Texas lake is Helen Holladay, who vanished 35 years ago  (Read 196 times)

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The skeletal remains found inside a truck recovered from a North Texas lake belongs to Helen Holladay, a woman who disappeared 35 years ago after an argument with her husband, authorities told

The Hood County Sheriff's office said Thursday that investigators were able to confirm the discovery by dental records.

A passer-by discovered the partially exposed 1970s-model Chevy truck last week in Lake Granbury after the lake's water level dropped, thanks to the state's ongoing drought, and revealed a portion of the vehicle. The truck was found far away from any road or parking lot near the lake, and investigators "don't believe it was an accident," Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds said.

While inspecting the truck's cab, investigators found human skeletal remains, pieces of clothing and a purse containing objects with Helen Holladay's name on them. Holladay was 45 years old when she disappeared in September 1979. Her husband, Herman, was a suspect in her disappearance but was never charged. He has since died.

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