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Human remains in truck might be from woman missing since 1979

Human Remains In Truck Might Be From Woman Missing Since 1979

Police say human remains inside a truck found in a Texas lake might be from a woman who disappeared back in 1979.

KTVT reported that the local sheriff's office took the truck to an impound lot after a city employee saw it in Lake Granbury on Thursday. Workers at the impound lot say they found skeletal remains inside the truck.

According to KDFW, the city employee discovered the truck thanks to low water levels from a drought. Investigators say they have found evidence that suggest the remains are from Helen Holladay.

WFAA reported that the evidence in the truck included a purse, which held an ID that had Holladay's name on it.

The Granbury, Texas sheriff said that based on where the truck was found, it looked like an intentional act. But it's not clear yet if Holladay had driven the truck into the water or someone else was responsible.

KXAS explained that Holladay disappeared after a fight with her husband, Herman. He was named a suspect early in the investigation but was never charged. He died in the '80s.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, neighbors said that the argument had gotten violent.

At the time, Herman Holladay told police his wife drove off in the family truck. According to local media outlets, the human remains found inside the truck will be sent to a lab so they can be positively identified.

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Sharon April 20 2014 at 6:43 PM

Sounds like the 2 girls from South Dakota missing for 43 yrs. Found in car. Water low car was found. sad

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Carole A Smith April 21 2014 at 1:46 AM

Jesus is coming soon!

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tjdnorco Carole A Smith April 21 2014 at 2:28 AM

He was just by said to say hi! Sorry you missed him.

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al12exb April 20 2014 at 1:44 PM


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stanley t. April 20 2014 at 2:35 PM

Sad it took so long to find her, It's easy to say her husband did it, but we will never know.

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rosem86 April 21 2014 at 1:45 AM

R.I.P. Helen. They can now bring you home where you belong.

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kevdiluigi April 20 2014 at 2:45 PM

Years ago in Delaware a couple drove away never to be heard from again. Two plus decades later the car they were in was found in a canal. It snowed when they were driving and apparently they drove off the road back in the 1960s and snow covered the tracks. Expanding a bridge I believe uncovered the car.

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sockhop600 April 20 2014 at 10:51 PM

Can't you guys PLEASE give up with the interns reading these stories? They actually reduce the level of credibility in the story, and all the hand and facial gestures are beyond annoying.

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djparker sockhop600 April 21 2014 at 12:19 AM

Anyone with a brain nowdays knows that reading the News (or listening to it) is tatamount to reading a Grade B Comic Book. Much like watching Congress on TV.

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Don Murphy djparker April 22 2014 at 12:50 AM

Ok. Assuming that's wholly true, which I certainly don't, what's the alternative, just toke up and tune out and pay no real attention whatsoever to what's going on in the world around you? Sorry, too much of that basically lazy and disaffected mindset already circulating amongst the masses.

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Hague daddy April 20 2014 at 1:59 PM

It's Arksfault

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clanlindsaysct April 20 2014 at 2:43 PM

may the family finally find peace , Happy Easter everyone

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arkfault April 20 2014 at 1:01 PM

a few years back. i seen a person by lake that was hard to get to. wondered how he did it. a while later a women went missing. a few years later they found her in a vehical. (spelling sorry) funny when you see something report it then never even asked about it? sounds the same way here. denver coloeado, seen in comerce city.

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leo92mls arkfault April 20 2014 at 1:16 PM

Go back to school, arkfault. Shameful spelling.

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Sue arkfault April 20 2014 at 1:34 PM

Arkfault you need to sign up for spell check so people don't critique you for your spelling.

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