Two "Killing Fields" Bodies Identified In South Texas

Kelli Wiese
April 15, 2019 - 2:58 pm
Murder Victims Audrey Cook, Donna Prudhomme

Credit: League City, TX Police Department


DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The identities of two women in a decades old murder mystery are now revealed in the Houston area.

League City police say DNA helped investigators identify Audrey Cook and Donna Prudhomme. Their bodies were found in a oil field more than 27 years ago.

League City Police Chief Gary Ratliff says, "There are several persons of interest that we've looked at over the years. All of those still remain persons of interest. We have learned a lot of new information but we really don't have anybody that we're willing to come out and say he's the guy we're focusing on the most."

Audrey Cook was born on November 25, 1955, in Memphis, Tennessee. She lived in the Houston/Channelview, Texas area between the years of 1976 to 1985. At some point, she worked as a mechanic for National Rent-A-Car in Houston. The last contact with family members was in  December 1985. Associates advised that she sold and used cocaine. She is estimated to have been 30 years of age at the time of her death. 

Donna Prudhomme was born on April 23, 1957, in Port Arthur, Texas. She lived in the Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas area between 1982 to 1985. Around 1986, she moved to Austin, Texas. Around 1988, she moved to the Seabrook, Texas area where she lived in several different apartment complexes. It is believed that she was a frequent patron of several of the local bars around Nasa Road 1 in Seabrook, Texas. She was last seen in July 1991. She is estimated to have been 34 years of age at the time of her death.

For leads or tips about Donna or Audrey, please contact the Cold Cases Unit at 281-338-8220 or email Cold Cases Unit. 

Since 1971, Detectives have found the bodies of around 30 women or girls in the area known as the Killing Fields. Some cases were solved.