Headless Body Found Inside Pickup Truck in Texas

By Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou is a tech reporter who has written about drones, artificial intelligence, and space exploration.
May 14, 2016 Updated: May 14, 2016

The headless body of a chemical plant worker has been found in a pickup truck south of Houston, the second decapitated body found near the coast of Texas in the past 14 months.

The man has been identified as Jubal Dee Alexander from Port Arthur, a city about 90 miles east of Houston.

A fisherman reported the blue pickup truck to the police after it hadn’t moved for a day. Authorities found Alexander’s body inside on May 3, KHOU reported.

An extensive search was conducted, but the head has not been found.

Police said that Alexander was a homeless man who worked overnight shifts at the chemical plant. He would sleep during the day in his pickup truck.

The police have not ruled out drug-related motives for the murder.

Whoever murdered Alexander wasn’t motivated by robbery, as cash was still in Alexander’s wallet and his guitar was still in the truck, ABC News reported.

In March of 2015, the body of a decapitated man was found in the waters near the Texas border. It was later discovered that the Mexican Gulf Cartel was likely involved.

In November, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Joel Luna, who was allegedly working for the cartel, was charged with the murder and tampering with evidence related to the decapitated man.

Jonathan Zhou is a tech reporter who has written about drones, artificial intelligence, and space exploration.