The body of Elizabeth “Liz” Frances Coffey, missing since June 4, was found Saturday in Comanche County, near where she was last seen.
Few details about the discovery, or whether or not foul play is suspected, have been released since Coffey’s body was found in the front seat her 2001 4x4 Chevrolet pickup on property owned by Jim Purvis. Coffey had leased a house on the property, located in Proctor, in Comanche County.
Purvis and Charley Coffey, of Brownwood, who is the father of the 43-year-old woman, had offered a $5,000 reward after her disappearance “for details that lead to the arrest or indictment of the individual(s) responsible for a house fire that occurred in February and destroyed Elizabeth Coffey’s home, located at 3551 FM 1476 in Proctor, or information that leads to Elizabeth Coffey’s whereabouts.”
According to a news story in the Stephenville Empire-Tribune, Elizabeth Coffey’s body and vehicle were found in an area that had been searched numerous times and at least once by air.
Elizabeth Coffey was last seen traveling toward Proctor of Farm-to-Market Road 1416, near the Purvis ranch, June 4. Charley Coffey filed a missing person report June 17, and he and Purvis began offering the reward in July.
In the missing person report, Elizabeth Coffey was described as being 5-foot-3-inches tall, 105 pounds, and having brown hair, which had been dyed black. She had a tattoo of a dagger with a teardrop on the back of her right shoulder. When she disappeared, Coffey was wearing a blue sleeveless shirt with brown and white stripes, moss green pants and tan cowboy-style work boots.