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Missing Elderly Colorado City Woman's Remains Found


According to KTXS - 12, The remains of an elderly Colorado City woman who went missing in September of 2015 have been found in Ward County. Ward County is located in Far West Texas. The woman, Sue Martin Noel was 79 years old when she was reported missing on September 21st, 2015.
The Colorado City Police Department (CCPD) stated that the remains, which are believed to be Noel's, were found close to her 2012 Chevy Equinox. Both the body and the vehicle were found in what was described as a remote field near Highway 18 and FM 1776 in Ward County. The body was found by a Texas Ranger who is based out of Monahans, TX and he contacted CCPD around 4:30 in the afternoon about his discovery on Monday, October 16th.

Noel had last been seen around the 1100 block of Richland Drive in Abilene before she went missing. Authorities had announced when she went missing that she had cognitive problems that posed a serious threat to her safety. 

Her remains have been sent for an autopsy and to be tested for DNA, however, the CCPD says that there is no evidence of foul play involved in her death. 

Tragic Loss

Losing a loved one is always a hard thing to handle. When the circumstances surrounding the loss of a loved one are questionable, the sorrow and feeling of loss may be compounded by feelings of anger and frustration. When you have suddenly lost a family member and you feel like it may not have been the fault of the decedent, you may wonder who you can talk to.


When a person is killed because of the criminal, negligent, or careless misconduct of another person or entity, the death may be considered a case for wrongful death. The surviving members of the family may be able to take legal action against the party accused of the misconduct. Often, wrongful death cases follow criminal trials in civil court, but this is not always the case. A prime example of this would be the civil court jury's decision against O.J. Simpson regarding the death of his estranged wife. 

We know that there is no amount of money that is going to bring back a lost family member. However, there are certain expenses and possible financial obligations that coincide with the loss of life. Funeral costs and final medical bills can add up in a hurry. If the decedent was the main or sole breadwinner for the family, then the financial repercussions of the death can be felt for a long time to come. For this reason, you may want to talk to an attorney who has experience in these types of cases. 

Abilene Wrongful Death Attorney


If you have lost a loved one in some suspicious circumstances, then you may want to contact us. We at the Galbreath Law Firm offer a free initial consultation to people who need to discuss their potential case. Not everyone may have a case, but this consultation will give us an idea of how to best approach your situation. We will take the time to examine your case and let you know if there is anything that we can do to help you. Helping injured and suffering Texans is one thing we love to do. There is no financial obligation to speak with us and so this primary consultation is risk-free. Get in touch with us to see if we may be able to help you out of a bad situation.