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 on Wednesday that the body was positively identified as Erica Hernandez after being recovered in Pearland.READ MORE: UPDATE: Suspect Arrested After 94-Year-Old Asian Woman Stabbed In San Francisco's Tenderloin Neighborhood
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: Brush Fires Break Out Along I-280 Near Downtown San Jose
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: VIDEO: Thieves Break Into Car At San Francisco Lombard St. as Tourists Watch
“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.