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A Texas woman who had been missing for days was found dead in the trunk of her own vehicle, police said.
The body of Angela Mitchell, 24, was found Wednesday in Texas City after local residents reported to police a foul smell coming from the trunk of a white Honda that had been parked on a street for days, according to KTRK-TV Houston.
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Local residents said the car had been parked in the same spot since Mother’s Day.
Mitchell’s family and friends reported her missing on May 6 after she failed to return to her home in Dickinson the night before.
“It had been 24 hours since my last contact with her,” Mitchell’s mother told KTRK. “When I tried to find out why she hadn’t answered me it went straight to voicemail and I couldn’t track her on our phones tracker. I got sick.”
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Family and friends had tracked Mitchell’s location to Texas City, where they found her vehicle, but were unable to locate the young woman.
“I met cops at her vehicle here in Texas City after I filed a missing person’s report and I begged them,” Mitchell’s mother said. “I begged them to please search my daughter’s car. ‘Please search my daughter’s car. Please investigate’. I begged
Mitchell’s relatives have accused the police of not immediately taking the investigation seriously.
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Police have not released Mitchell’s cause of death or if they are looking for a suspect in connection with her death. Police on Thursday announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest or indictment in Mitchell’s death.
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She leaves behind four children: a 9-year-old girl, a 7-year-old boy, a 3-year-old girl and a 7-month-old boy.
https://www.foxnews.com/us/missing-texas-woman-found-dead-in-trunk-of-her-own-car Missing Texas woman found dead in the trunk of her own car