New details involving the death of Krishonda Townsend has the Palo Pinto County Sheriff's Office talking to us. The 19 year old Texoma teen went missing over a year ago. Thursday her remains were found. Now her death is being investigated as a homicide.
Newschannel 6 sat down with the Palo Pinto County Sheriff to get more information on the investigation. We found out investigators are now searching for a suspect.
Crews went to the location where her remains were found. It is a very heavily wooded area and on private property. Palo Pinto County Sheriff Ira Mercer says someone would have had to know the area very well to get to that location. We found out the area had never been searched before.
Investigators say documents show everything that occurred the night Krishonda Townsend went missing happened within a 5 mile radius. They say her remains were discovered near the location where her car was found, and now they are one step closer to bringing her family justice.
Sheriff Mercer says, "We'll re interview and we'll look into everything. All the leads that we had. We know that she wound up here local."
Investigators say Krishonda Townsend's remains were found 40 yards off a gravel road down in a ravine in a heavily wooded area. It was on private property and an area investigators had never searched before. They say a prospective buyer looking at the property was walking near the fence line when he stumbled across her skeletal remains.
Sheriff Mercer says investigators still need the public's help to crack the case. "Anybody that knows anything about this, it would be wonderful if they can come forward. This woman had a small child. I feel like she was murdered and I feel like she deserves justice."
Sheriff Mercer says he did contact the owners of the property where Townsend's remains where found. He says they do not live in the area.
Investigators tell us they have submitted Krishonda Townsend's remains to the Forensic Anthropology Division to see if they can find a cause of death. There is a reward for information in this case.
If you have any information you can call the tip line at (940) 325-0000 or call the Palo Pinto County Sheriff's Office at (940) 659-2085.