Case Information

Missing
Rebecca
Jean
Beard
Becky Lemke, Rebecca Lemke Beard
March 01, 1986 00:00
12/02/2010
22 to years old
Unknown DOB
White
Female
65.0 to 66.0
120.0

Circumstances

Freeport
Texas
Brazoria
Beard was last seen at the Excaliber Club in Freeport, Texas. She had a 2-year-old daughter and worked for a car dealership. Paul Gayland Taylor pleaded guilty to murdering Beard in February 1995. Prosecutors were able to get an indictment against Taylor after he bragged while in prison on unrelated conviction to having killed Beard at his Clute home. Taylor showed authorities where he thought he buried Beard in a shallow grave, in a rice field just south of Angleton. The search was suspended without finding Beard's remains.

Taylor, 38, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder. He also was sentenced to 25 years for solicitation of capital murder for trying to hire someone to kill a witness who was to testify in the murder case.

Physical

Blond/Strawberry
Blonde
Hazel
Hazel


Rebecca Beard has a one inch scar on the side of her face.
Pierced ears

Medical

Clothing and Accessories


She was wearing blue stirrup pants, a long white silk blouse with a red triangle, spike heels.
GOLD EARRINGS AND RINGS
Rebecca was carrying a small yellow purse

Transportation Methods

Dental

Dental information / charting is currently not available

DNA

Guidelines for Collection of DNA
Sample submitted - Tests complete

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Investigating Agency

1-979-239-1211
J-33
Local
Freeport Police Department
430 N. Brazosport Boulevard
Freeport
Texas
77541

Texas Ranger
Joe
Haralson
409-933-1148
RA095059
State
Texas Department of Public Safety
1325 Amburn
Texas City
Texas
77591

Reports

Contacts

Case Manager

Susan
Burroughs
512-424-5043

Regional Administrator

Michael
Nance
Michael.Nance@unthsc.edu
918-527-0080