Missing woman found dead


Matagorda County authorities located a missing Wadsworth woman dead in her vehicle Dec. 31.

Tamira Jean Stone, 33, had been reported missing from her Wadsworth area home after a missing person report was filed with the department on Sunday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. Stone and her vehicle, a green 2002 Chevy Suburban, had been reported missing from her home.

Matagorda County Sheriff’s deputies and investigators began searching for Stone and on Monday, Dec. 31 at 1:45 p.m. located her vehicle on FM 521 west of Wadsworth. Stone was found dead inside her vehicle.

The Texas Rangers were notified to assist the Matagorda County Sheriff’s office with this investigation and Matagorda County Justice of the Peace Amy Tapia was called to the scene to perform an inquest.

The case is under investigation awaiting autopsy and toxicology results.

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