A newlywed couple who were found murdered and dumped in the woods in Houston 40 years ago have finally been identified.
Harold Dean Clouse, 21, and Tina Gail (née Linn) Clouse, 17, were found in dead in a wooded area in Houston, Texas, on January 12, 1981 – at the time, their identities were unknown.
Family history detectives have now launched a search for the Clouse’s missing daughter Holly Marie, who was one-year-old when they disappeared, in the hope that she is still alive.
The Clouses, who married in 1979, disappeared in late 1980 after leaving their home in Volusia County, Florida, for Texas so Harold could pursue work as a carpenter.
The couple’s car was returned to their family after they disappeared, and relatives were led to believe the newlyweds had joined a religious cult and no longer wanted to be contacted.
Their bodies were found by dogs two months later off Wallisville Road, Houston. Harold had been beaten, bound and gagged, while Tina had been strangled,…