Update: An arrest was made in this gruesome case. The victim identified as Steven Coleman was shot and dismembered by his girlfriend, 30-year-old Cierra Sutton, according to Baytown Police. Sutton was arrested in New Orleans and charged with murder.
He was somebody's son and possibly somebody's father, husband, brother, friend.
His torso was found among the piles of trash dumped at the Waste Management Baytown Landfill in Chambers County, Texas, on Aug. 22. Few details are available, but preliminary autopsy results indicate the remains are of a male between 13 and 50 years old. His identity and cause of death are still unknown.
Who was he? What happened to him? How did he end up in the trash?
According to the Chambers County Sheriff's Office, a machine operator at the facility spotted the human remains on Aug. 22. The remains, investigators say, came from solid waste collected in Harris, Liberty or Chambers County that same day.
With help from Texas Rangers and Texas Department of Criminal Justice cadaver dogs, Chambers County detectives spent several days searching the landfill, but it's unclear if anything else related to this case was found.
Detectives are looking at missing persons reports and are asking for the public's help to solve this case.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office at 409-267-2500 or Chambers County Crime Stoppers at 844-860-8477.
Claudia Rivero Investigative Reporter/Producer