Local Woman Found Dead Under Bridge

Janeecia "Nene" Mason | Image by Fort Worth Police Department

Fort Worth Police are asking the public for information about a woman whose body was found under a bridge in Fort Worth on March 23.

Officers from the East Division patrol responded to a call Thursday morning about a deceased person in the 300 block of Precinct Line Road, according to a news release on the police department’s Facebook page.

When officers arrived at the scene, they located the body of an adult female lying next to the Trinity River, according to police.

Officers identified the woman as 19-year-old Janeecia “Nene” Mason. A resident of Bedford-Euless and a 2022 graduate of Trinity High School, Mason had been missing since March 17.

Police identified her through fingerprint records, according to NBC 5 DFW.

The circumstances of Mason’s death are unknown. Police found no visible signs of trauma on the body and are awaiting the results of an autopsy, NBC reported.

Mason’s mother, Barbara Taylor, spoke to WFAA Dallas about her daughter and wants anyone with information about her death to come forward.

“She was just thrown like she was nothing, like she was nobody, and she was somebody; she was my baby,” said Taylor.

Mason was born in Louisiana and will be buried there, according to Taylor.

Taylor told WFAA that the state of Texas let her down.

“I loved Texas until…I feel like Texas, this place just swallowed up [my] baby,” she cried. “My daughter just being laid out in Fort Worth? I mean someone knows something. I want to get closure,” said Taylor.

The Fort Worth Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact the detectives working on the case. Det. Michael Sones can be reached by phone at 817-392-4404 or by email at [email protected] Det. Veronica Coronado can be reached at 817-392-4411 or by email at [email protected]

While it is unclear whether Mason was a victim of homicide, violent crimes continue to plague the DFW area. In the city of Dallas, murders are up by 30% compared to the same time period last year, according to the latest daily report by the Dallas Police Department.

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1 Comment

  1. Sheryll Beaty

    We got cameras everywhere these should be solved
    We need undercover officers _posing as homeless
    It may not be glamous but.needed


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