DENTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Sheriff investigators in Denton County said Thursday they have a suspect in the stabbing death of a young woman found on the banks of a creek.READ MORE: Where To Get Tested For COVID-19 In North Texas
The family of Jade Harris told CBS 11 News they believe it was likely someone the 20-year-old knew, who left her next to Denton Creek west of Ponder.
The discovery Sunday, came just hours after family reported her missing, and more than a week since anyone had seen the married mother of two.
Harris’ mother Sorena Herrington said no one in the family had heard from Harris since October 25, but they didn’t realize she was missing until her husband John saw her car on the side of the road in Carrollton on November 1.
Herrington said the couple had recently separated, and Harris was staying with a friend in Alvarado. After calls to law enforcement in Alvarado, and Prosper, where Harris used to live, Herrington said they were able to file a missing person report in Carrollton Nov. 3. The young mother’s body was discovered that same day.
“It can only be a boyfriend, a close friend,” Sorena Herrington said. “It’s somebody she knows — period. That’s all I know, and that’s where I’m keeping my mind or trying to.”READ MORE: School Districts Across North Texas Close Due To Surge In COVID-19 Cases And Teacher Shortages
Herrington described her daughter as very independent, and determined.
“She blows up the atmosphere whenever she comes in,” she said. “She’s a good kid. She loves her kids. Loves, loves, loves her kids.”
Harris leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son.
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services confirmed it had temporary custody of the children since September but details of the case are confidential.
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