name is Sheila Smith-Ramirez and I am requesting your help to
solve my daughter's murder.
A body was
found on February 25, 1993 at 1.5 miles north on Old Cranes Mill
Road off of Hwy#46 in Canyon Lake, Texas by a road crew and was
reported to the New Braunfels Police and Comal County Sheriff's
Office. The body was listed as a Jane Doe.
verified a year later from a fingerprint card I had that this
Jane Doe was the body of my daughter, Emily Jeanette Garcia, who
was reported missing around the 12th of February 1993 from San
Antonio, Texas. She was 3 months pregnant at the time of
told that this case had been investigated by the New Braunfels
Police Department. We were also told that the Texas
Rangers and the San Antonio FBI were working with this case. I
have been in touch with both agencies and received an email back
from the Texas Rangers. We still have not received a reply
from the San Antonio FBI, but expect to soon.
The case is
still active and they are still working on it, but have not had
any luck with leads for ten years now. The detective working
this case said that they had 2 suspects at the time. We don't
know if they are even suspects now and the detectives say they
have very little DNA and other evidence to convict anyone.
If you or
someone you know has any information about Emily's death, please
help me in any way that you can. I would appreciate anything you
could do to help me. I really need closure on this.
that was found in Canyon Lake and buried as Jane Doe in Bracken
Cemetery on March 30, 1993 by Zoeller's Funeral Home was later
exhumed and buried as Emily Jeanette Garcia in Somerset, Texas
by her family.
a copy of the original Death Certificate on 9/29/03, but it does
not even list her as a Jane Doe. All it says is that its
N/A. They also have her listed as Caucasian and not of
Hispanic Origin, which she was. It also says that the body was
only 3 months pregnant and Emily claimed to be 3 months
pregnant. The cause of death is listed as strangulation, but the
newspaper article said she had been sexually abused and that she
was already dead before they tied her up.
have had no answers as to what happened to the baby or any other
circumstances surrounding her death. The autopsy was done in
Austin and we are waiting for the autopsy report, but have been
unable to get one yet.
also tried to find a death certificate with her name on it where
they had exhumed the body and buried it as Emily Jeanette
Garcia, but there are none to be found in the Texas Death
Records and we do not understand this.
haven't been able to find much of any records at all on Emily
and do not understand this at all.