Missing baby of a murdered Texas couple found in Oklahoma 42 years later


Holly Marie is six months old in this photo, taken months before her parents were killed.

Holly Marie is six months old in this photo, taken months before her parents were killed.

The child of a murdered Texas couple was discovered 42 years after the violent death of their parents. State officials confirmed Thursday.

new Texas Attorney General’s Cold Case and Missing Person Unit Announced on Thursday morning.

Holly Mary Crows was last seen by her family in the late 1980s. Her parents, Dean and Tina Lin Claus was found killed in the Houston countryside on January 12, 1981... Dean was beaten to death and his wife was strangled. According to state officials, their child was not found with the body.

Law enforcement agencies from three states joined the investigation, and Texas investigators finally found a child, now a 42-year-old woman.

“Finding Holly is a birthday present from heaven,” her grandmother Donakasa Santa said in a statement received by USA Today.

“Thanks to all the investigators who worked hard to find Holly. I was praying for them every day. May they find Holly and she be okay.”

After a whirlwind romance and pregnancy, 22 and 18-year-old Claus married in June 1979. Investigators believe she was killed in 1980.

In January 1981, a dog wandered through the woods and returned with a human arm in his mouth.

Years have passed without the body being identified and the case of the missing person progressing.

Their bodies were excavated in 2011, and Identifinders International, a California organization that carries out genetic genealogy for law enforcement, has decided to undertake the proceedings.

The agency tested the pair’s DNA and linked it to the couple’s body.

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Family photo of Tina Gail Linn, Hollie Marie Clouse, Harold Dean Clouse.  Holly's body, which was killed in 1980 and was found in early 1981, has not been found and she may still be alive.

Family photo of Tina Gail Linn, Hollie Marie Clouse, Harold Dean Clouse. Holly’s body, which was killed in 1980 and was found in early 1981, has not been found and she may still be alive.

Family learned The couple’s daughter was still alive I live in Oklahoma Houston Chronicle reported, After an investigator stepped into Holly’s office on Tuesday and told her who she was.

Holly’s aunt Sherry Lynn Green said in a statement released by her family, “After finally reuniting with Holly, Tina finally rests at ease when she learns that Holly is reunited with her family. I think there is. ” Not only did he find out that Holly was alive, energetic, and well cared for, but it tore everything. The baby was her life. “

An investigation into the murder of Holly’s real parents remained open on Wednesday.

If you have information about your death, please contact the Texas Attorney General’s Cold Case and Missing Person Unit ([email protected]).

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