Palestine PD investigates death of missing woman - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Palestine PD investigates death of missing woman

Posted: Updated:
Linda Kay Blackshear Linda Kay Blackshear

Palestine Police Department:

PALESTINE (KYTX) - A missing person report has now turned into a death investigation. On August 16, 2013 Linda Kay Blackshear was reported as a missing person. The report was filed by a close friend of Ms. Blackshear.

On the evening of August 17, 2013 Blackshear's car was located near Richland Chambers Lake on FM 488 in Freestone County. The car was located on the side of the road. The car was in good condition. There were no signs of foul play and no signs of a struggle at the location. Police located the keys, cell phone and Ms. Blackshear's purse still inside the car.

On Monday August 19, 2013 the body of a black female was located in the water at Richland Chambers Lake just south of the dam. An autopsy was conducted the female was identified as Linda Kay Blackshear of Palestine. The cause of death will not be determined until the final autopsy report has been completed.

The incident is still under investigation. Police have talked with a number of people, including family members of the deceased. Additional information will be released when it becomes available.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Peterson's attorney responds to new allegations he injured another son

    Peterson's attorney responds to new allegations he injured another son

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:18:09 GMT
    HOUSTON (KHOU) -- New accusations against Adrian Peterson come from another mother who has another four-year-old son of Peterson, and also involve Peterson striking his boy as a form of discipline.Peterson's attorney Rusty Hardin responded with the following statement:The allegation of another investigation into Adrian Peterson is simply not true. This is not a new allegation, it's one that is unsubstantiated and was shopped around to authorities in two states over a year ago and nothing came...More >>
    HOUSTON (KHOU) -- New accusations against Adrian Peterson come from another mother who has another four-year-old son of Peterson, and also involve Peterson striking his boy as a form of discipline.Peterson's attorney Rusty Hardin responded with the following statement:The allegation of another investigation into Adrian Peterson is simply not true. This is not a new allegation, it's one that is unsubstantiated and was shopped around to authorities in two states over a year ago and nothing came...More >>
  • Seniors comforting VZ Co. children one blanket at a time

    Seniors comforting VZ Co. children one blanket at a time

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-09-16 12:28:41 GMT
    CANTON (KYTX) - Seniors in Canton are making a difference in the Van Zandt County community by putting their fingers to work. Ladies at Country Place Living get together every week to make blankets for abused children. More >>
    CANTON (KYTX) - Seniors in Canton are making a difference in the Van Zandt County community by putting their fingers to work. Ladies at Country Place Living get together every week to make blankets for abused children. More >>
  • Tuesday Morning Weather: Scattered showers, high 87

    Tuesday Morning Weather: Scattered showers, high 87

    East Texas (KYTX)- Good Tuesday Morning! Scattered showers and morning drizzle are possible today as a disturbance works across the state.  More >>
    East Texas (KYTX)- Good Tuesday Morning! Scattered showers and morning drizzle are possible today as a disturbance works across the state.  More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.