Missing Baby of Couple Murdered in 1981 Found Alive in Cushing

OKC 25- Sara Smith - June 10, 2022 6:55 am

A baby who has been missing since her parents were murdered in Texas forty years ago was found alive and well in Cushing.

Holly Clouse was a baby when her parents were killed, now she forty-two with five children.

Until recently, officers say Holly didn’t know where she came from.

Holly, who now goes by a different last name, moved from Florida with her parents, Tina and Harold to Texas in 1981.

Police say her parents were involved with a religious group.

Investigators say they were murdered and their bodies were found near Houston.

“They were a young couple,” First assistant Attorney General of Texas Brent Webster said. “We learned they had an infant daughter named Holly and her remains weren’t found near the Clouse’s. That is when the search for baby Holly began. They have been searching for them since 1980.”

Officers now know Clouse was dropped off at a church in Arizona.

We’re told she was found alive Tuesday working at Naifeh’s in Cushing.

“Holly has been notified of her biological parents and got to meet her biological family for the first time this Tuesday,” Webster said.

Holly Clouse holds a photo of her sitting on a couch in her parents' arms. (Photo: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office)

Holly Clouse holds a photo of her sitting on a couch in her parents’ arms. (Photo: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office)

Investigators say they still don’t know who killed Holly’s parents.

“We are grateful that we found Holly but we must continue with our purpose of finding who murdered this couple,” Webster said.

Investigators say the family who raised Holly is not suspected in the case.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the case to contact the Texas Attorney General’s Office.

People in town say they recognize Holly from her job and customers say she always reminds them to have a blessed day when they pick up an order.


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