Body found in Third Ward identified as Brittany Burfield

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The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences has identified the remains found last Friday as those of Brittany Burfield, 37. She was reported missing in June 2018.

According to Tim Miller with Texas Equusearch, authorities found the body in a manhole, just hours after accused killer Alex Haggerty, made a confession to Quanell X regarding where the body was placed.

Texas Equusearch, HPD Homicide, along with Houston Public Works were on location last Friday when the body was found.

Brittany, 37, vanished from her apartment on Ilona Lane on June 25, 2018. It was later found ransacked.

Court records show Haggerty was arrested three weeks after her disappearance, and a grand jury indicted him for murder in October 2018.

The indictment says he killed Brittany by shooting, stabbing, strangling her, and causing her to ingest a controlled substance, yet her body has not been found.

Police said items, including clothing, belonging to Burfield were recovered from the property where he was living in Houston's Third Ward.