Head found in Louisiana identified as that of Texas woman

Posted at 1:44 PM, June 4, 2021 and last updated 4:44 PM, July 19, 2023

CAMERON, La. (AP) — A head found along a highway near the Louisiana coast three years ago has been identified as that of a Texas woman who was last seen in 2017.

This undated photo provided by the San Antonio Police Department shows Sally Ann Hines, who disappeared in 2017. (San Antonio Police Department)

Investigators used dental records to identify the dead person as Sally Ann Hines, 58, of San Antonio, news outlets reported. Police had received a tip recently about a missing person who looked like a computer-generated image of the head, said Cameron Parish Sheriff Ron Johnson.

Hines was reported missing in San Antonio on Dec. 14, 2017. A crew picking up litter found the head on Louisiana 27 between Hackberry and Holly Beach on March 1, 2018.