PEARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The body of a Texas mother who had been missing for weeks was found in an SUV in a pond on Tuesday, police confirmed.
Police said Wednesday that the body was positively identified as Erica Hernandez after being recovered in Pearland.READ MORE: Tarrant County Constable Suspected Of Shoplifting At Former Workplace
The single mother of three children had been missing since April 18 after she was last seen leaving her friend’s house in southwest Houston at around 2:30 a.m.READ MORE: North Texas Giving Day Raising Tens Of Millions For Local Charities
KTRK reports the family said Hernandez had sent a text just after 3 a.m. that read she was “five minutes away from getting home.”
Police did not say if foul play was suspected in her death.MORE NEWS: City Of Fort Worth Opens New Mass COVID Vaccination Clinic
“The Pearland Police Department extends our condolences to the family and everyone affected by this tragedy. The investigation into the death of Ms. Hernandez is still active and ongoing,” Pearland police said in a statement.