DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – A Dallas mother of five, missing since December, was found dead three days later near Houston.  But, positive identification for Adalid Aguirre was only recently made and family members were told last month.

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Daughter Josandy Alvarez, who launched a social media search for her Mom on Facebook, says the news is “bitter relief.”

Aguirre vanished December 14th—her silver pickup was later found abandoned several blocks from the family’s East Oak Cliff home.

“We kept messaging and calling her,” says Alvarez, now 18, “but, she never answered.”

She received a frantic text message the following day.  “Her last text message said they weren’t letting her out and they hit her badly.”

Three days after Aguirre disappeared, a woman’s burned body was discovered in rural Fort Bent County, near Houston.  Alvarez says Dallas police detectives broke the news on her 18th birthday.

“I can’t explain what I was feeling because I’m not sure what I felt,” says Alvarez, the eldest of the five siblings.  “Maybe the thought that she wasn’t here made it a bit more bearable, because it was now just the thought that she wasn’t coming back.”

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In two weeks, Alvarez says she will leave for Texas A & M University to pursue a degree in genetics.  She wants to be an oncologist.  And while she says she always studied hard to make her mother proud, she now wants to have a career that will allow her to help her younger siblings.

“She was a great mother and she loved us very much.”

A visitation is planned for Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Calvario Funeral Home.  Funeral services will follow at 7:00.

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