Heather Leann Pope Homicide
August 10, 2011

On August 3, 2010 the body of the Heather Leann Pope was located behind a vacant house in the Duck Cove area of southern Hunt County. Heather Pope age 29 of Royse City, Texas had been missing for almost 2 weeks. Autopsy results showed that Heather’s death was the result of blunt force trauma to the head.


Heather’s family and friends had been searching all of southern Hunt County when Heather’s father Randall Pope and a family friend stopped at a local convenience store. They learned that several individuals had been hanging around behind the store. Heather`s father and the family friend then went behind the store and discovered Heather’s body.


Heather’s disappearance and murder have left a hole in the lives of her family. Heather’s mother Carla Pope said, “The family is devastated and that without answers they have been unable to work through the grieving process. Heather was the type of person who never met a stranger and liked everyone she met. I just can’t understand why anyone would want to hurt her.”


Hunt County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to a $1000 for information leading to the arrest of suspect or suspects in this homicide. If you have information on this crime contact Hunt County Crime Stoppers at 903-457-2929.

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