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Body of missing Louisiana woman found in Texas

San Jacinto County authorities and the FBI discovered the body of Dorothy Mae Hey, 60 late Saturday night buried in a box four feet in the ground.  Authorities say Hey was reported missing Wednesday by her family in Lake Arthur, Louisiana.  They later learned Hey's body had been buried more than three hours away behind a home just outside Cleveland, Texas.  Four people have now been arrested, two of them Hey's own children.

FBI agents and San Jacinto County Sheriff's Deputies surrounded the home of Betty Fulton Saturday night.  Authorities say Hey, Fulton's mother, was believed to have been buried in Fulton's backyard.  In a press release, Jefferson Davis Parish authorities said with the assistance of Kake Arthur police, detectives developed information that Mrs. Hey was dead and her body moved across state lines by Roseann Klumpp, Hey's other daughter and Fulton's sister.

Just before midnight, the FBI recovered a box buried and padlocked.  Hey's remains were found inside.  Back in Lake Arthur, Louisiana Jefferson Davis Parish Deputies continue to search the home of Hey's.  Hey's friends say they can't believe something like this could happen.

"I'm very shocked that her daughter would have done this to her because nobody would have believed it because her daughter was with us, trying to help look for her," said Hey's friend Dorothy Hebert.

"I couldn't believe it, and right now I still can't believe it," said Hey's friend W.J. Turner.  "It's just a hurtful thing."  At this time, authorities will not say how Heys was killed, or where.  Both of Hey's daughters Roseann Klumpp and Betty Fulton have been arrested.  Klumpp has been charged with second degree murder and Fulton with tampering with evidence.  Fulton's husband Robert Fulton and friend Gordon Hall have also been arrested and charged with tampering with evidence.

Kirby Gibbs, Reporting. kgibbs@ktre.com

 

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