A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Lee county through this evening. Rain & thunderstorms will continue to be possible for the Brazos Valley, through the overnight hours. Severe thunderstorms cannot be ruled out -- damaging winds, large hail, and even an isolated tornado threat will need to be monitored.
The Waller County Sheriff's Office released new information Wednesday in the case of a body found near Prairie View.
Authorities say preliminary autopsy reports indicate the woman died from asphyxiation caused by external pressure. Her hands had also been cut off.
A composite sketch released Wednesday (pictured below) shows the white woman, believed to be between 30 and 50 years old. Police say she was about 5'4'', 151 pounds, with dark colored hair. She had hazel/green eyes and there were no tattoos on her body.
She had a piercing on her right ear and two piercings on the left ear. Police say the woman had a visible surgical scar on the front and side of her right knee.
Sheriff officials say the body was found early Sunday morning just off of U.S. 290.
If you have any information, call the Waller County Sheriff's Office at (979) 826-8282 or Waller County Crime Stoppers at (979) 826-8266.
Final determination of cause of death will require further examinations and receipt of pending lab analysis.
The investigation is being conducted by the Prairie View Police Department, Texas Rangers, and the Waller County Sheriff's Office.
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