Wharton County: Girl’s death is being investigated as a homicide

Human remains were found on Friday, June 18 in a secluded area in Wharton County.
Wharton County Sheriff's Office
Similar jacket victim was wearing when found.

WHARTON COUNTY, Texas – Authorities are still trying to identify a young girl after her remains were found on Friday, June 18, according to the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office.

25 News Now first brought to you this story on Monday, June 21.

The victim’s remains were found in a secluded area off of County Road 225 in Wharton County.

The Sheriff’s Office confirmed the girl’s death is now being investigated as a homicide.

According to a news release, an autopsy was completed and the Chief Medical Examiner estimates that the remains are of a young girl between the ages 14 to 17 years.

The girl was discovered wearing a t-shirt with the word “Ohana,” shorts with images of donuts and a jacket.

Authorities released an image of a similar jacket the victim was wearing when found.

Images of jewelry the victim was wearing was also released.

The race of the victim is not known at this time.

If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office at 979-532-1550.

25 News Now will follow up on Thursday for possible new leads with the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office.