Texas Rangers Cold Case Investigation Details

Carol Joyce

Carol Joyce Deleon
Company: F   Reference Number: 1 - Unsolved
Race: Hispanic
Sex: Female
City: San Antonio
County: Bexar
Related Year: 1981

Details: On Thursday, June 4, 1981, an unidentified body of a teenage female was found along IH 35 in Comal County, Texas. An autopsy later determined the victim died from gunshot wounds. Investigators attempted to identify her by her fingerprints and from missing persons’ reports in the surrounding areas without success. She was buried in New Braunfels, TX as a Jane Doe.

In 2009, through DNA technology, the victim was identified as 18 year old Carol Joyce Deleon. Ms. Deleon was found to have resided in the West Avenue area of San Antonio and had graduated from Thomas Edison High School on May 28, 1981, just days prior to her death. She was believed to have attended a night club in San Antonio on Wednesday, June 3, 1981. The investigating agencies are asking the public’s help in solving this cold case murder. 

Anyone with information is asked to submit a tip thru the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website
or contact us at the Missing Persons Watts Line: 1-800-346-3243 .