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Holly Marie Clouse found after missing for more than 40 years

Holly Marie Clouse had final been seen by her household in late 1980. Her dad and mom, Dean and Tina Linn Clouse, have been found murdered in Houston with no signal of the toddler.

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HOUSTON — Missing for more than 40 years, the daughter of a pair found murdered in Houston has been found alive and properly, in line with investigators. The new Cold Case and Missing Persons Unit with the Texas Attorney General’s Office made the announcement Thursday morning.

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It’s a narrative that KHOU 11’s  Xavier Walton reported on in January and one he is following at present.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The video above is from the identities of Dean and Tina Linn Clouse have been confirmed utilizing superior DNA methods.

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A press convention is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. which could be streamed within the participant above, the KHOU 11 app and YouTube channel.

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The daughter, Holly Marie Clouse, was found in Oklahoma. She had final been seen by her household in late 1980. Her dad and mom, Dean and Tina Linn Clouse, have been found murdered in a rural a part of Houston on January 12, 1981 with no signal of the toddler.

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The couple’s identification was decided earlier this year utilizing superior DNA methods underwritten by podcast producer audiochuck.

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With the assistance of counterparts in three states, a search for information of the kid, who was born Holly Marie Clouse, by Texas investigators resulted in her shocking discovery.

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The investigation into the deaths of Dean and Tina Linn Clouse stays open.

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Due to the delicate nature of the continued legal investigation, extra details about Holly’s childhood and separation from her dad and mom shouldn’t be accessible right now.

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The Clouse and Linn households stated they want to thank Texas AG’s Cold Case and Missing Persons Unit, Lewisville Police Department, Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, Arizona Attorney General’s Office, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for the collaborative and coordinated efforts that resulted of their reunion with Holly.

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“I am extremely proud of the exceptional work done by my office’s newly formed Cold Case and Missing Persons Unit. My office diligently worked across state lines to uncover the mystery surrounding Holly’s disappearance. We were successful in our efforts to locate her and reunite her with her biological family.” Texas Attorney General Paxton stated.

This couple was killed in 1980, however their stays weren’t ID’d till Oct. 2021. As two mysteries have been solved, one other was uncovered. @Allison_Peacock discovered the couple had a one year previous child. @TXAG chilly case unit took on the case & with assist they found Holly Marie alive. @KHOU pic.twitter.com/vmQnXKI61L

— Xavier Walton (@xmanwalton) June 9, 2022

Holly Marie Clouse is now a mom of 5 in Oklahoma

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“It’s one of the most meaningful things I’ve ever been a part of,” Det. Steve Wheeler, Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, stated. “It’s a once in a lifetime thing to play even a small part in reuniting a family after 40 years.”

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OAG Senior Counsel Mindy Montford and Det. Craig Holloman with Lewisville Police Department, the place the younger household went missing, arrived at Holly’s place of employment Tuesday, on what would have been her father Dean’s 63rd birthday.

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Just hours later, the Oklahoma mom of 5 was reunited on-line along with her household on each side.

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In an effort to assist find Holly after her dad and mom have been recognized, FHD Forensics launched the Hope For Holly DNA Project in her honor and have become the custodian of the genetic profiles of a number of of Holly’s members of the family.

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“The whole family slept well last night. The Hope For Holly Project was a success thanks to the Texas Cold Case Unit,” Cheryl Clouse, Holly’s aunt, stated.

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“I believe Tina is finally resting in peace knowing Holly is reuniting with her family,” Sherry Green, one other aunt, stated.

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Green dreamed of her sister Tina after meeting her long-lost niece within the video meeting hosted by Montford and her crew.

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Founder of FHD Forensics and one of many genealogists concerned in figuring out Holly’s dad and mom, Allison Peacock praised her household for by no means giving up.

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“They’ve spent the past six months with me digging through records, gathering photos for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s age progression portrait, and documenting memories of Holly and her parents in an effort to help law enforcement,” Peacock stated.

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“Allison is forever our angel in helping us through this whole heartbreaking experience,” Donna Casasanta, Dean’s mom, stated.

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“What matters is that Holly was found happy and alive and now knows that she has a huge extended family that has loved her for decades,” Peacock stated.

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Anyone with details about the disappearance and homicide of Dean “Junior” Clouse and his spouse, Tina Linn Clouse is requested to contact Sgt. Rachel Kading on the Texas Office of the Attorney General’s Cold Case and Missing Persons Unit at [email protected] or 512-936-0742.

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