Rebecca Jean Beard
North American Missing Persons Network
Rebecca Jean Beard

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 1, 1986 from Freeport, Brazoria County, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 15, 1964
  • Age: 22
  • Height: 5'5-5'6"
  • Weight: 120 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: A one inch scar on the side of her face. Pierced ears.
  • Clothing: Blue stirrup pants, a long white silk blouse with a red
    triangle, spike heels; carrying a small yellow purse.
  • Jewelry: Gold rings and earrings.
  • AKA: Becky Lemke, Rebecca Lemke Beard
  • Case Number: J-33

  • Details of Disappearance
    Beard was last seen at the Excaliber Club in Freeport, Texas. She had a 2-year-old daughter and worked for a car dealership.

    Paul Gayland Taylor pleaded guilty to murdering Beard in February 1995. Prosecutors were able to get an indictment against Taylor after he bragged while in prison on unrelated conviction to having killed Beard at his Clute home. Taylor showed authorities where he thought he buried Beard in a shallow grave, in a rice field just south of Angleton. The search was suspended without finding Beard's remains.

    Taylor, 38, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder. He also was sentenced to 25 years for solicitation of capital murder for trying to hire someone to kill a witness who was to testify in the murder case.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Freeport Police Department

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