The decapitated body of a 24-year-old man was found in a pickup truck in Brazoria County, Texas earlier in May and authorities are requesting any information regarding the victim's death. Jubal Dee Alexander of Port Arthur was discovered on 3 May at the Austin Bayou Boat Ramp on FM 2004 in the inside of a blue Chevrolet truck.
According KHOU, authorities responded to the scene after a fisherman alerted police to what appeared to be a deceased person in the truck, which had not moved since earlier that morning. Investigators were able to identify the man through fingerprint analysis, but after an expansive search were unable to locate Alexander's head.
Alexander, who worked as a pipe fitter for a nearby chemical plant and was homeless, was last heard from on 27 April. The victim's father, Jubal Alexander, spoke to KTRK and said his son was attempting to save money for bills and slept in his truck. "He wanted me to be proud of him, so he worked exceptionally hard," Alexander said. "His shift was a 10-hour, maybe a 13-hour shift. He worked all night long."
The victim's father was distraught as he told KTRK about his son's death and how authorities have not allowed him to see his son. "They cut my son's head off and they took my son's head. Who would do that? ... I couldn't even see my son. They won't even let me see him."
The elder Alexander pleaded for any information about his son's murder, KTRK reported. The victim's family told reporters that the 24-year-old was not robbed, and that his wallet and guitar were found in his truck. "I don't want to say anything to the person [who killed Alexander] ... I want help to find the people who did this. I want enough coverage. I want people to know [about the murder]. I don't want this to be swept under the rug or die in a cold case."