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Family pleas for help in local murder investigation


By Valerie Reddell

LIVINGSTON — The mother, grandmother and husband of Heather Nicole Dorris Ramsey appeared before the media Monday pleading for help in bringing Heather’s killers to justice. Ramsey’s body was found at about 6:47 a.m. Dec. 30 on Old Woodville Road outside the Livingston city limits by electrical workers headed to work. “We want these people caught, whoever, we just pray that you will help us find these people that did this to my precious baby,” said Melissa Segrest, Ramsey’s mother. Segrest was flanked by investigators with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Ranger Ron Duff and District Attorney Lee Hon. “She was the best daughter anyone could ask for .. a loving, caring mother, wife … just a special lady. She’s left behind two beautiful babies. She didn’t deserve this. She was a beautiful woman and she’s so missed and so loved,” Segrest said. Segrest displayed photos of Heather, including one taken when she was pregnant with her son. He is now 8 months old. “Please, dear God, help us. She’s got two precious babies that will have to grow up without a mother,” said Heather’s grandmother, Bobby Segrest, before breaking down in tears and leaving the podium. Heather’s husband Jeremy Ramsey described the hurt and confusion his 5-year-old daughter is going through as she struggles to understand where her mother has gone. “Every single night she gets worked up … she misses her mom so much. At night she says everyone is here — my dad, my aunt and my cousin but where’s mom?” Ramsey said tearfully. “What do I tell her? She’s with Jesus? That’s not enough for her, she’s 5 years old. She remembers her mom, but my 8-monthold won’t. He’s never going to see his mom except in pictures. That’s not the same at all.” Chief Deputy Byron Lyons urged those who have information about Heather’s death to “search themselves and come forward to help us end this case. ” Polk County Crime Stoppers has increased the reward to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects involved in Ramsey’s death. “We wanted you to see this is a crime that involves a human life. There is a family that has been affected,” Lyons said. If you have any information about the murder of Heather Nicole Dorris Ramsey call Polk County Crime Stoppers at 936-327- 7867 or the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-327- 6810.


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