Funeral services set for Grapeland woman found in shallow grave

Funeral services set for Grapeland woman found in shallow grave

HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Funeral arrangements have been made for Vanessa Melson, 29, of Grapeland, who was found dead in a shallow grave on July 7th in Houston County.

According to a Facebook page dedicated to Melson, the funeral for the mother of three will be held Friday, July 24th at 2:30 p.m. at the Percilla United Methodist Church in Grapeland. A memorial fund in Vanessa's name has been set up at Prosperity Bank, information can be found on the Facebook page.

Houston County Sheriff's Office is still investigating Melson's death.

Melson went missing June 17. She was last seen leaving a home on College Street in Grapeland with a man.

The 29-year-old's body was found in a shallow grave on July 7th around 7 a.m. by cadaver dogs, following a tip that there was a body in the area off of County Road 1737.

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