Missing baby of dead Texas couple found in Oklahoma 42 years later

Hollie Marie is just 6 months old in this photo that was taken months before her parents' murder.

In a bizarre twist involving a barefoot nomadic religious group, the daughter of a murdered Texas couple has been located 42 years after the violent death of her parents. state authorities said Thursday.

The new Texas Attorney General’s Office Open Cases and Missing Persons Unit made the announcement Thursday morning.

Holly Marie Clouse had last been seen by her family in the late 1980s. Her parents, Dean and Tina Linn Clouse, were found murdered in rural Houston on January 12, 1981. Dean was beaten to death and his wife strangled. . Her son was not found with her remains, state officials said.

Police from three states joined the search, and Texas investigators eventually found the girl, now a 42-year-old woman.

“Finding Holly is a birthday present from heaven,” her grandmother Donna Casasanta said in a statement obtained by USA TODAY. “I have prayed for over 40 years for answers and the Lord has revealed some of that…we have found Holly.

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