A severed head found on the side of a Louisiana highway in 2018 has been identified as that of a missing Texas woman, according to a report.
The Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Department said a recent tip had led investigators to confirm that the remains belonged to Sally Ann Hines, 58, using dental records, The San Antonio Express-News reported.
The San Antonio woman was last seen leaving her home on Dec. 14, 2017, according to the article.
Hines had a medical condition and had reportedly left her home barefoot without her purse, phone, car or medication on the day of her disappearance, the paper said.
Her head was found in a plastic bag on March 1, 2018, in marshlands off a highway in southwest Louisiana.
In the hopes of finding an ID for the remains, the LSU FACES lab in Baton Rouge produced an image of what the woman might look like using facial reconstruction, according to local outlet KPLC.