Just after noon on Friday the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a possible assault of a Postal Worker. Officers were dispatched to the area of Haarrell Road at Morris Creek. After searching the area they found a vehicle on fire near a rural water pumping station on Morris Creek. The Point Blank Fire Department responded to extinguish the blaze. Inside the vehicle the body of Eddie "Marie" Youngb;ood, a United States Postal Carrier was found. She had been on her rural delivery rounds in her personal vehicle.
The United States Postal Inspectors were notified and responded to the scene to assist the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office. In addition the Texas Rangers and Texas Department of Public Safety assisted in the investigation.
Dogs and horses were brought in to search the wooded area in the immediate vicinity for what officials call a person of interest.
He is identified as James Wayne Ham, (dob 11/10/76) from the San Jacinto County area. Ham is described as being six feet tall, 145 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is considered to be armed and dangerous.
If anyone does spot Ham you are requested to call the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office at 936-653-4367.
Officials are still searching the area as of 3 a.m. Saturday.
Justice of the Peace Greg McGee ordered an autopsy on the victim and ordered Pace Stancel Funeral Directors of Cleveland to transport the body,
Close to 2 a.m. a wrecker transported the vehicle to a secure storage facility where officials from Washington D,C, are expected to sift through it for evidence.