MADISONVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a Texas rancher mowing his pasture discovered the decomposing remains of a young girl along with medical apparatus commonly used with a feeding tube.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says the rancher discovered the remains Saturday on his property near Madisonville, about 85 miles northwest of Houston.
The child has not been identified. Preliminary autopsy results Monday indicate the victim was female, aged 2 to 5 years, with black hair more than a foot long. Deputies are searching national databases for missing children.
The death has been ruled a homicide.