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Norma
U8604002a
Sex Female
Race Black
Location San Antonio, Texas
Found March 26, 1986
Unidentified for 34 years
Postmortem interval 3 weeks - 3 months
Body condition Decomposed
Age approximation 18 - 30
Height approximation 5'11 - 6'
Weight approximation 150 - 160 pounds
Cause of death Gunshot (homicide)

Norma was a woman found murdered in San Antonio, Texas in 1986. She was the victim of Ángel M. Reséndiz AKA the Railroad Killer.

Case

The victim was discovered in an abandoned farmhouse near Weichold Road, east of San Antonio, Texas. She was shot four times with a .38 caliber pistol.

Ángel M. Reséndiz confessed to her murder in September 2001. He claimed to have met her while staying at a SAMM shelter in 1985. Reséndiz claims the woman’s name might be Norma, she came from Florida, and she mentioned Santeria, a Cuban-Afro religion where Yoruba deities are identified with Roman Catholic saints. He and victim frequented the area for target practice, but when she disrespected him one day, he killed her. Reséndiz also claimed to have killed her unidentified Cuban boyfriend and dumped his yet-to-be-discovered body in a creek between San Antonio and Uvalde. Authorities were able to confirm Reséndiz was in the area carrying a .38 at the time.

Reséndiz, who killed up to 23 people in the US and Mexico near mostly railroads in the 1990s and travelled across the US via trains he jumped on, was captured by Texas Ranger Drew Carter on July 13, 1999 and was executed on June 27, 2006.

Other unidentified victims of Reséndiz include Norma's alleged boyfriend and a man killed in California in 1997.

Characteristics

  • Black hair.
  • Possibly brown eyes.
  • Upper left canine tooth displaced inwards.

Clothing and Accessories

  • Short blue denim skirt with dark blue thin stripes, size 11-12.
  • Large blue and brown plaid flannel jacket with a quilted lining, County Touch brand.
  • White bra.
  • White men’s jockey undershorts, Munsingwear brand, size 36.
  • White long-sleeved shirt with black-colored American Indian designs imprinted on the material.
  • Rust-colored Bottom Line brand coat with hood and cloth belt, size 14.
  • White/silver ring with two blue stones.

Exclusions

The following have been ruled out per NamUs:

  • Vanessa Denise Smith

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