Body of missing Palestine woman found in Houston County

On the night of Friday, June 23, Detectives from the Palestine Police Department located the body of Ricki Taylor, 46, in a remote location in Houston County. Taylor was reported missing on Thursday, June 22. 

Taylor’s body has been transported to Dallas for an autopsy. A cause of death has not officially been determined. Ms. Taylor's family has been notified.

The investigation is ongoing at this time. Detectives are currently pursuing all leads into Ms. Taylor's death. The Texas Rangers are assisting the Police Department with the investigation.

Anyone with information may call Det. Mark Harcrow or Det. David Kassaw of the Palestine Police Department at 903-729-2254 or anonymously send information via text message to PALPD, then the tip, to number 847411.

The department will release the information when it is able to.

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