My precious 29yo daughter was brutally murdered.
by Carla Deland Pope
(Royse City, Tx hunt county)
My precious daughter left home to visit a friend. She would not answer any of our phone calls and her friends never saw her. Our hearts sank. We had a feeling that something bad had happened to her. Her Dad listed her as a missing person to the police. We started our search for her and no one she knew had seen her.
Her Dad went to talk to the person she was last known to be with. He went to the guys house and he denied seeing her. On his way back to his truck which was parked at the end of the housing area he noticed a vacant house. He went through the house and on his way back around the outside of the house he found a body that was covered up with a sheet and a door on top of it.
His worst nightmare had just come true. He called the police and she had been out in the extreme heat for 11 days. Her body was down to 36lbs of bones. The crime scene had completely been ruined. They had to identify her by her dental records and unfortunately it was our Heather Leann Pope. She lived a beautiful life helping her friends and just spreading love and happiness to the disadvantaged and to the elderly.
This grief has taken a toll on my mental health, my job performances, my ability to be emotionally there for my other daughter. It has been a year and a half and I still have such raw pain. I don't know when this will come together for me, but I know whoever took her life took a big part of mine and my families. She has a sister, Mom, Dad, Grandparents and cousins that are lost without her.
My hope is that through the Grace of God he will help me to find a new normal for myself and that they can arrest the person who put my daughter through torture. 11 cuts to her head with a masshetti. I would like to find it and visit him with it.
Thanks for letting me share my story and please pray for my sanity and justice for Heather.