Remains found in Texas may be a girl from Arizona

Posted at 10:13 AM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-15 09:11:45-04

A facial reconstruction has been released for a girl found one year ago inside a black suitcase in Texas, and officials say the girl may be from Arizona. 

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children created the facial reconstruction using a CT scan of her skull. 

According to a NCMEC media release:

While she was found in Texas, a pollen analysis completed on her remains suggests she was from the southwest U.S. or the adjacent region in Mexico. It’s even more likely she was from southeast Arizona.

The girl was between 2 and 6 years old when her remains were found in Madisonville, Texas. She has been described as a Caucasian or Hispanic girl with dark hair. When she was found, she was wearing a pink dress and a diaper. 

She was found with a feeding tube and likely had a condition called micrognathia, which would have affected her ability to eat without assistance. According to a media release from NCMEC, she would have also likely needed professional medical care throughout her life.