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August 3, 2011

Investigation continues in homicide of Nederland woman

Detectives in Orange County are continuing to piece together the mystery behind the homicide of a Nederland woman whose partly clothed body was found strangled to death in Little Cypress on Sunday.

The body of Cindy Lynne Tucker, 35, was discovered by some people who were mowing grass on Elizabeth Street about 7:30 p.m. July 31, Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Hogan said. The area, which is off South Teal Road in Orange County, is a newly developed subdivision filled with vacant lots. Her body was in a vacant field about 150 feet from the road and she had likely been deceased since Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

Tucker’s last official address, listed on her drivers license, was in Nederland although she is believed to have stayed at a mobile home park in Bridge City as early as a month ago, he said.

The murder victim has family in the Bridge City area. Hogan said Tucker had children but did not specify the number of children or their ages.

Tucker also had a criminal record in Jefferson County for a drug related offense although it is unknown if the crime is drug related.

Orange County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Derry Dunn ordered an autopsy and the preliminary cause of death is listed as strangulation. Dunn was not available for comment on Tuesday and an employee in his office referred all inquiries to Hogan.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at 883-2612.

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