Close

Jun 9, 2022

The Missing Daughter of a Couple Killed in 1981 Has Been Found Alive More Than 40 Years Later

NOTE: This article is somewhat off-topic. That is, it does not concern anything to do with genealogy, DNA, or related topics normally found in this newsletter. However, it is related to a topic often mentioned here: forensic genealogy.

The missing infant daughter of a man and woman whose bodies were discovered in Texas in 1981 has been found “alive and well” more than four decades later, according to the office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

The bodies of Florida couple Tina Gail Linn Clouse and Harold Dean Clouse Jr. were found in a wooded area in Houston, the office said in a news release. But the couple — “the apparent victims of a homicide” — were not positively identified until 2021 through the work of forensic genealogists with Identifinders International.

For the Linn and Clouse families — who last heard from the couple in 1980 and spent decades searching for answers about the Clouses’ whereabouts — one question has been left unanswered: Where was their infant daughter Holly? According to authorities, the girl was not found with the couple’s remains.

But after more than 40 years, Holly — now 42 — has been found alive and well, per the AG’s office. However, she has no memory of the events that occurred when she was an infant.

You can read more in an article written by Rebekah Riess and Dakin Andone and published in the CNN web site at: https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/09/us/missing-daughter-found-alive/index.html.