Michelle Garvey Featured case
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Name Michelle Angela Garvey
Sex Female
Found July 1, 1982
Location Baytown, Texas
Missing from New London, Connecticut
Identified January 2014
Span 31 years
Age 15
Cause of death Strangulation

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Michelle Angela Garvey (June 3, 1967 - July 1, 1982) was a teenage girl who had run away from home in 1982 and her body was then found a month later in Texas. She was identified after a contributor on Websleuths submitted a tip of a possible match to the Harris County coroner's office.


Garvey is believed to escape from her residence in Connecticut through an open window and likely hitchhiked. It is unknown how she arrived in Texas.

Her body was discovered a month after she vanished. She was strangled and believed to be sexually assaulted. No bra or shoes were recovered from the scene.

Two other people buried next to her, Harris County Jane Doe and Harris County John Doe, are yet to be identified.

It has been theorized she is a victim of the Texas Killing Fields murders.


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