Houston woman's killer arrested nearly 40 years after her body was found burning in the woods

According to the Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Office, in March 1983 around 3 a.m., a patrol officer came across a fire burning in the woods on IH-45 near League Line Rd. A closer look showed a woman's body lying in the flames and an autopsy later confirmed she was raped after finding traces of a man's DNA. The woman was later identified as a missing person: Laura Marie Purchase of Houston.

Man arrested for continuous sexual abuse of a child in Montgomery County

If you have been romantically involved with George Glynn Banta, or if your children have spent any time with Banta or his children, (especially at his home either in Trinity County or Montgomery County), the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is asking that you contact authorities immediately in reference to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office case.