Unidentified and dead: 'Lavender Doe' is not alone in East Texas

Unidentified and dead: 'Lavender Doe' is not alone in East Texas
The Hispanic male found in 1994 was wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue sweatpants.
The Hispanic male found in 1994 was wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue sweatpants.
A female found in 1985 was wearing a pale yellow tank top, white shorts and blue sandals.
A female found in 1985 was wearing a pale yellow tank top, white shorts and blue sandals.

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - Though the alleged murderer of "Lavender Doe" was identified by Gregg County law enforcement on Aug. 27, her identity remains unknown. She is not alone.

Three other people found dead in East Texas remain unidentified as well, one dating back more than 20 years. Their deaths are still unsolved.

Anyone with information on any of these cases is encouraged to contact the investigation agency.

Date found: January 20, 1994
Age:
  between 20 and 30 years old
Height: 5' 3" to 5' 7" tall
Weight: between 120 to 140 pounds
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Unknown
Cause of death: Unknown
Photo: Investigators revisited the case in 2001, releasing this photo showing what the man may have looked like.
Investigating agency: Gregg County Sheriff's Office
Law enforcement estimate the death of this unidentified white or Hispanic male happened 1 to 3 weeks before his body was discovered. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt with purple trim over a black/blue t-shirt, blue sweatpants with "Winters Blizzard" logo over black sweatpants, gray socks, and sports shoes.

Date found: May 21, 2002
Age:
  20 to 30 years old
Height: 5' to 5' 6"
Weight: 90 to 140 pounds
Hair color: Unknown
Eye color: Unknown
Cause of death: Unknown
Photo: No photo available
Investigating agency: Gregg County Sheriff's Office
The deceased identified as a white female was likely dead for two years before her remains were discovered. Victim had a cleft palate.

Date found: March 7, 2004
Age:
  30 to 40 years old
Height: 5' 7" to 5' 9"
Weight: 125 to 150 pounds
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Unknown
Cause of death: Unknown
Photo: No picture available
Investigating agency: Gregg County Sheriff's Office
The body of a white male was found floating in the Sabine River 10 miles northwest of Highway 149 in Longview. Date of death is unknown. He was wearing a 'Highland Outfitters' jacket, 'Clandro Nucie' plaid shirt, 'Knights of the Round Table' plaid shirt size XL, black t-shirt with Budweiser Logo, blue jeans, black belt, white socks and size 30 briefs. Investigators reported evidence of remote facial trauma with orthopedic hardware in the cheekbones and jawbones.

Date found:  December 23, 2000
Age:
  31 to 51 years old
Height: 4'10" to 5' 2" tall
Weight: Unknown
Hair color: Unknown
Eye color: Unknown
Cause of death: Unknown
Photo: Investigators revisited the case in 2009, releasing this photo showing what the woman may have looked like.
Investigating agency: Kilgore Police Department
A black female, possibly of mixed heritage, was found between the railroad track and a creek in a wooded area. Investigators said she was wearing a white Adidas shirt with black stripes on the sleeves, blue jeans, and white undergarments. She was also wearing brown leather shoes made in Mexico.

Date found: November 13, 2017
Age: 40 to 50 years old
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Hair color: Unknown
Eye color: Unknown
Cause of death: Unknown
Photo:
None available
Investigating agency: Smith County Sheriff's Office
People walking in the woods in the 600 block of Interstate 20 in Smith County called the sheriff's office to report finding a human skull. Investigators report finding human remains believed to be a black male. Investigators requested further testing and is awaiting those results.

Date found: November 17, 2008
Age: 
13-25 years old
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Hair color: Unknown
Eye color: Unknown
Cause of death: Unknown
Photo: None available
Investigating agency: Smith County Sheriff's Office
The remains of what is believed to be a young female were found in a wooded area on private property east of County Road 35 and the Interstate 20 exit in Lindale. The remains are likely those of a young female, but it is not certain due to the severely damaged condition of the cranium. Investigators report "very little evidence of Native American descent."

Date found: October 1, 1985
Age:
  23 to 32 years old
Height: 5' to 5' 5" tall
Weight: Unknown
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Unknown
Cause of death: Unknown
Photo: Investigators revisited the case in 2001, releasing this photo showing what the woman may have looked like.
Investigating agency: Smith County Sheriff's Office
The woman was found wearing a pale yellow tank top with lace edging with 'Top Rail Country Music, Dallas, Texas" and a small picture of an armadillo printed on the front, white "Dickie" shorts, blue canvas high-heeled strappy sandals, one gold tiny butterfly-shaped earring and a gold tone "Pulsar" brand watch. Her hair is red, dark blonde or light brown and was pulled into a ponytail held by a rubber band. She has a gold cap on her lower right molar.

Date found: January 1, 1990
Age:
  30 to 60 years old
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Hair color: Unknown/ bald
Eye color: Unknown
Cause of death: Unknown
Photo: No photo available
Investigating agency: Rusk County Sheriff's Office
A human skull and mandible believed to belong to a Caucasian female were discovered near Reklaw on private property between 1996 and 2000. Investigators estimate her death occurred as early at 1980, and said Hispanic ancestry should not be ruled out. A healing fracture was found in the right nasal bone.

Date found: October 29, 2006
Age:
  17 to 22 years old
Height: 5' 3" to 5' 5" tall
Weight: 100 to 120 pounds
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Unknown
Cause of death: Unknown
Photo: Investigators revisited the case in
Investigating agency: Gregg County Sheriff's Office
Known as "Lavender Doe," the body of the female was found by two workers in a wooded area on an oil lease off of Fritz-Swanson Road in Kilgore. Her name is due to the body wearing a lavender-colored shirt, possibly a sweatshirt. An arrest and indictment were announced by Gregg County Sheriff's Office on Aug. 27, but the victim remains unidentified.

Information supplied by the Missing Persons Clearinghouse operated by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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