Skeletal Remains Found Off Rural Central Texas Road Identified

Shenetria Norwood (Killeen police photo)

KILLEEN (September 28, 2012)—Skeletal remains found on Sept. 21 off Quarry Road north of Nolanville in rural Bell County have been identified as those of Shenetria Norwood, who was reported missing in early August, Killeen police said Friday.

Norwood, 32, who also went by the name Crystal, was last seen by her family on Aug. 2 and was reported missing on Aug. 4.

The last place she was known to have been was at a hotel in Killeen, police said.

Detectives found some of the missing woman’s possessions in several areas of Killeen and then on Sept. 21 they and forensic specialists from the Baylor University Anthropology Department recovered the remains off Quarry Road.

The remains were sent to the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas, which confirmed the identity through dental records.

The cause of her death hasn’t been determined, police said Friday.

Police were also searching for Norwood’s Chevrolet Malibu four-door, but it wasn’t clear Friday whether the vehicle has been found.

Detectives are investigating the death as a homicide and are asking anyone with information to contact Killeen Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-TIPS.

Tips may also be submitted online.

(Killeen Crime Stoppers)

Norwood’s body was not the first found along Quarry Road.

In January 2011 Shayna Lynette Waller, 26, of Killeen was found dead along the rural road.

Waller was identified through fingerprints.

Deputies believe Waller was killed elsewhere and that her body was dumped at the site.

In May 2010 John Marley, 39, of Belton, who had been missing for nearly two weeks, was found dead in his car near Quarry Road.

He evidently took his own life.

In March 2008, a man pulled a woman from a car on Quarry Road, and then beat, and stabbed her.

The woman told deputies that a man wearing black clothing and a black bandana over his face approached the car in which she was a passenger, pulled her out and then attacked her.

Deputies found "numerous personal articles" belonging to the victim lying in the road as they arrived at the scene of the attack.