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Murder suspect allegedly leads cops to body of woman missing since last year

Police in Texas have reportedly discovered the remains of a woman who was reported missing last summer.

KHOU reported that community activist Quannell X said Brittany Burfield’s body was found in a manhole located in the 3100 block of Hadley Steet in Houston. Jailed for Burfield’s murder a month after her disappearance, Alex Haggerty, 37, allegedly led authorities to her body following a meeting with the activist.

Houston police confirmed in a tweet Friday that they’ve recovered “possible human remains” from that location, but they didn’t reveal the identity of the deceased. Houston police Seargent Steven Murdock said the remains were skeletal, according to KTRK.

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KPRC reported that Burfield was last seen at her mother’s home in Sugar Land in June 2018. Relatives immediately suspected foul play in her disappearance as she wouldn’t leave without telling anyone.

The news outlet reported that Haggerty was released from prison in 2017, after serving 15 years in prison for a robbery. He’s said to have been on parole when he was arrested for Burfield’s presumed murder.

According to KHOU, Haggerty briefly lived in Burfield’s Houston apartment in May. Burfield reportedly kicked him out shortly thereafter.

Police alleged that some of Burfield’s clothes were discovered inside Haggerty’s home. They also claimed Haggerty was spotted with Burfield’s car after she was reported missing.

According to KTRK, Murdock said the manhole the body was found in is nine feet deep and has about six inches of standing water at the bottom. He also said it’s too soon to positively identify the remains as Burfield.

This is a developing story. Check back with CrimeOnline for updates as they become available.

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[Featured image: Brittany Burfield/Facebook]