My 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.

It was 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 her death.

Her case remains unsolved.


We were 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.

The body 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.

We received 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.

We still 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.

We have 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.

We really haven't been able to find much of any records at all on Emily and do not understand this at all.

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