Texas Man Mysteriously Found Decapitated in Truck

'They cut my son's head off'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2016 12:58 PM CDT
Texas Man Mysteriously Found Decapitated in Truck
Jubal Alexander   (Brazoria County Sheriff's Department)

A grisly mystery is unfolding in Texas after a 24-year-old man was found in his pickup truck—without his head. "They cut my son's head off and they took my son's head," Jubal Alexander's father tells KTRK. "Who would do that?" KHOU reports Alexander worked an overnight shift at a chemical plant in Angleton and slept in his truck during the day. He hadn't been seen since April 27. On May 3, a man who had been fishing all day noticed Alexander's pickup truck hadn't moved from where it was parked underneath a bridge near a boat ramp and became suspicious, according to the Washington Post. Alexander's headless body was found inside.

Despite a lengthy search involving boats and cadaver dogs, Alexander's head hasn't been found, the Port Arthur News reports. His body was identified using fingerprints. “We have absolutely no idea of the motive, but the mere fact that we have an unexplained homicide causes concern,” a captain with the Brazoria County Sheriff's Department tells the News. Alexander's family says he was never in trouble, and he had no criminal history. His wallet, cash, and guitar were still in the truck, so it doesn't appear to be a robbery. According to CBS News, it's unclear if Alexander was dead or alive when he was decapitated. (More decapitation stories.)

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