An American, missing range in 1981 when she was a baby, she was found alive in the United States, Texas authorities announced Thursday, June 9, 2022. But the mystery surrounding the murder of her parents remains intact.
“Baby Holly has been located, she’s alive, she’s 42 and she’s fine.”said the deputy of the Attorney General of TexasBrent Webster, at a press conference. “We look forward to it.”he continued, “But we still have a crime to solve”.
It dates back to January 1981, when the bodies of a man and a woman, apparently victims of homicide, were found in a wooded area of Houston, Texas. For forty years they remained without identity.
Advances in genetic genealogy have made it possible to name these victims in 2021: Tina and Harold Clouse, a Florida couple who had a baby girl, Holly.
Abandoned in an Arizona church
It is the latter that has just been found. She “Was informed of the identity of her biological parents and virtually met members of her biological family for the first time on Tuesday”, Mr. Webster said. According to him, she had been abandoned in an Arizona church and raised in a non-Arizona family “Not suspected in investigation”.
In contrast, the police are searching “Two women identify as members of a nomadic religious group” who deposited it in this church. “They wore long white robes, walked barefoot, and said their beliefs involved separating men and women, being vegetarian, and not using leather goods.”described the prosecutor.
Women in white dresses
However, in December 1980 or January 1981, the Clouse family was contacted by a woman posing as “Sister Susan”. She had assured that the couple had joined their sect, wanted to cut bridges with the outside world and get rid of their material possessions. She had offered Harold Clouse’s parents to bring their car back to them, for a fee.
The latter had contacted the police. When two or three women in white robes arrived with the vehicle, officers arrested them, but no minutes could be found, according to Webster. He now appeals to the public “Using” to trace the course of history.
Meanwhile, the Clause family was delighted to find Holly. “It’s a real relief to know she’s fine and has a good life.”commented her aunt Cheryl Clouse quoted in a statement.