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Cause and manner of death of body discovered last week remain unknown

Heather Elizabeth Rose
Heather Elizabeth Rose

After the discovery of a deceased woman on Wednesday north of the 600 block of W. Center Street in Paris, the police department released an identification Thursday, however the cause and manner of the death still remain unknown.

Fingerprints positively identified the young woman as 18-year-old Heather Rose, of Paris.

Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley said Thursday that the cause and manner of death have ‘yet to be officially determined’, although an autopsy was performed in the Dallas area after the discovery was made on Wednesday.

Ms. Rose was said to have left her residence on foot on March 7 at 3:30 p.m. and was reported missing by a family member on March 8. Her body was discovered four days later by a property owner who called the police.

Speculation into the discovery has fueled many rumors about the case, but police have only released an identification and have said that the investigation into the cause and manner of death is continuing.

The police department has also released little information regarding the quadruple homicide that occurred in October 2013, despite attempts inquiring for information.

The crime was a Crime Stoppers ‘crime of the week’ in January 2014, where police spokesman, Curtis Garrett, said “…police have yet to make an arrest and are continuing to ask for the public’s assistance.”

Garrett also said that the police department is confident that there are uninvolved parties who have knowledge of the person or persons responsible for these murders. However, the lack of information into the case has resulted in public speculation about the investigation.

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