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Who is Hollie Marie? Her parents were killed in Houston in 1980

Hollie Marie’s parents are Harold Clouse Jr. and Tina Linn. Their stays were found in 1981.

HOUSTON — Forensic genetic genealogists are following new leads in the seek for Hollie Marie, a child woman final seen greater than 40 years in the past, whose parents were murdered in Houston again in 1980.

Hollie Marie’s parents are Harold Clouse Jr. and Tina Linn. Their stays were found in 1981. However, they weren’t recognized by authorities till late 2021.

“I used to tell myself he’s still out there somewhere,” stated Donna Casasantas, Harold Clouse Junior’s mother. “I thought, he’ll ring the doorbell and say, ‘Hey mom!’” 

Harris County’s forensic artist, Mary Mize, drew pastel reconstructions of the homicide victims based mostly on pictures from the scene. Authorities say the couple had been brutally murdered. It took some 40 years for anybody to determine who they were. The couple simply moved to Houston a couple of months earlier than they were murdered.

“I really can’t describe it,” stated Casasantas. “It’s so hurtful and you’re angry and you’re upset and sick. Just plain sick.”

As Donna and her household proceed therapeutic from one wound, one other opened.

“We’re chasing rainbows again trying to figure out if she’s alive or not,” stated Casasantas.

If Hollie is alive, she’d be turning 42 years outdated on January twenty fourth.

Forensic genetic genealogist Allison Peacock performed an enormous function in figuring out the couple’s stays. Now, she’s looking for their little woman.

“I immediately started hearing stories,” stated Peacock. “‘Oh, I recognize Tina. I know she babysat me when I was a little girl.’”

“Somebody reached out to you after they saw the story and said, ‘Hey, Tina babysat me,’” stated KHOU 11’s Xavier Walton.

“Right,’ responded Peacock. “And she had horror tales to inform about her childhood. And about her parents and about all of the instances they moved in the nighttime. Things they noticed occur to Tina round their parents. And the truth that they’d slightly sister a year or so later that no one ever remembers their mother being pregnant with.”

“When you see messages from people, from women, saying ‘I think I might be Hollie,’” stated Walton. “How does that make you feel?”

“The last thing I want to do is get excited and think one of these women could be Hollie,” stated Peacock. “It’s been so long. We’re looking at such old photographs. We don’t even know if her eye color is the same.”

Peacock shared a newly unearthed picture of Linn with a 3-week-old Hollie Marie. She despatched the identical picture and lots of extra to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The nonprofit is engaged on an age development image of Hollie Marie.

“There’s one woman whose phenotype is fairly similar to Hollie’s,” stated Peacock. “Her chin shape, her eyes, her nose. The way her genetics express themselves.” 

“What’s your gut telling you, Allison?” requested Walton.

“There’s a gut feeling you get and there’s one girl I get the gut feeling with that chin and those eyes her face and that smile,” stated Peacock.

Peacock believes this thriller might be solved by science. Three girls who declare to be Hollie Marie have purchased Ancestry DNA exams.

“We’re just going to screen every person that shows up that has a compelling connection in some way to Hollie’s story,” stated Peacock. “And we wait, mostly we wait, unfortunately.”

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