The body of a Texas mom missing since July 5 was found in the passenger seat of her car, parked at a strip mall, by a security guard who noticed a foul odor coming from the vehicle, authorities said Monday.
Blonde, brown-eyed Christina Powell, 5 feet 2 inches tall and 120 pounds, had last been seen rushing off to work as a paralegal, running late, at about 10:30 a.m. that day. She had bolted without her phone or Apple Watch, but never made it to work just 15 minutes away.
When a colleague came to check on why she was a no-show at the office, her 12-year-old son answered the door and said she had left hours earlier.
Powell was found Saturday in the front passenger seat of her 2020 Nissan Rogue, and had been there about a week, police told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Her purse and ID were found with her.
“My beautiful daughter, Christina Powell, has been found, deceased,” her mother, Claudia Mobley, posted on Facebook. “I am heartbroken. Thank you all for your prayers.”
Police said there’s no obvious sign of trauma. Powell will be autopsied at the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine cause of death.