A baby who has been missing since her parents were found murdered in a wooded area in Houston in 1981 has been found, Texas authorities have announced.  

Holly Clouse, now 42, is alive and well, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office said in a statement Wednesday. 

Clouse was a year old when her parents' bodies were recovered in 1981. Harold Dean Clouse Jr. and Tina Gail Linn Clouse, both from Florida, weren't recognised until 2021, according to Paxton's office.

Their deaths are still under investigation, Paxton's office said. Their families had last heard from the couple in October 1980, Texas First Assistant Attorney General Brent Webster said during a press conference Thursday. 

He asked the public to contact investigators with any information about the killings, which he said happened between December 1980 and early January 1981. 

"While we rejoice today that Holly has been found and families that were looking for her for decades rejoice, we still are looking for suspects in this case," Webster said. 

Clouse has been told of her biological parents' identities and has been in contact with her newfound relatives, Paxton's office said. 

"That baby was her life," Tina Clouse's sister, Sherry Linn Green, said of Holly Clouse in a statement.