Remains found in Trinity River Feb. 17 confirmed to be missing Houston woman

Chains are attached to the tires of a Chrysler 200 vehicle as it sits on the bank of the Trinity River on Sunday. The vehicle was lifted from the bank by a heavy-duty wrecker using a two-point harness. The vehicle is draped with a white sheet because the body of a missing Houston woman was found in the backseat of the vehicle.

Authorities say the human remains found in vehicle submerged in the Trinity River near Romayor on Feb. 17 belong to Jennifer Ann Scott-Perkins, 48, of Houston, who disappeared on Jan. 2.

Positive identification was made through personal papers found on Scott-Perkins as well as other confirmation efforts, according to a statement from the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.

Jennifer Ann Scott-Perkins

Earlier information provided by the sheriff’s office when Scott-Perkins went missing suggests she was emotionally upset when she last communicated with friends and family.

When authorities found her vehicle in the Trinity River, the windows were rolled down and the hood was forced up, suggesting she entered the river intentionally and at a high rate of speed.

See article on the vehicle recovery here:

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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