BCSO identifies 'transient' woman whose remains were found burned in April

BCSO: Norma Pacheco, 39, identified as woman found 'badly burned' April 4

SAN ANTONIO – A woman whose remains were found burned beyond recognition in far west Bexar County in April has now been identified.

The Bexar County Sheriff's Office identified the woman as 39-year-old Norma Pacheco on Wednesday, which is a week after BCSO released a composite sketch created by a Texas Department of Public Safety forensic artist.

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On April 4, a passerby found the "badly burned, badly decomposed" remains near Government Canyon State Natural Area.

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said they had hoped the remains were that of Andreen McDonald, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances Feb. 28.

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Salazar said deputies recently received a break in the case after several tips were sent to investigators.

Pacheco's death has been ruled as a homicide, and the investigation now turns to finding those responsible for her death, Salazar said.


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