Charlene Cecelia Couture
Couture, approximately 2007
Date and time person was reported missing : 03/01/2007
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 35 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 170 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Native American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Couture is of Sioux and Ojibwe descent. She may use the nicknames Butterfly and/or Char. She may use the alias names Charlene Cecelia Chez, Charlene Cecelia Coutur, Charlene Cecelia Couture-Cruz, Cececlia Cruz, Chez Cruz, Sara Cruz, and/or Sarra Cruz. Couture has scars on her left cheek, left forearm and near her eye. She has tattoos on all the fingers of her left hand, and a tattoo of the name "Cruz" on the back of her neck.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Couture was last seen in Rosenberg, Texas on March 1, 2007. She is originally from Minnesota. She and another Minnesota woman were living with two men in Fort Bend County in 2007. The other woman returned to Minnesota, but Couture vanished without a tEthnicity : . Her disappearance was not reported to authorities until 2012.
In the summer of 2012, investigators searched a rural property along the Brazos River, north of Rosenberg, Texas, for Couture's body. They stated they have two male persons of interest in her presumed death; one of them is deceased and the other is incarcerated on unrelated charges.
The search turned up no evidence, however, and little information is available in Couture's case. Her disappearance remains unsolved.
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