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Texas mom missing for three weeks found dead inside her car

Police found Chrissy Lee Powell's car parked in a parking lot on the 11700 block of I-10 Saturday.

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas mom who was last seen leaving her San Antonio home on her way to work has been found dead inside her car, SAPD confirmed Monday.

Chrissy Lee Powell, 39, was missing for nearly three weeks before she was found in her car parked on the 11700 block of I-10 by a security guard Saturday around 6:45 p.m.

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The security guard said her car, a 2020 Nissan Rogue, had been parked in the same location for about a week. He approached the car after reporting a foul odor coming from it and found her body in the front passenger seat, and called 9-1-1.

Responding officers checked the vehicle and confirmed there was a body inside. 

The Bexar County Medical Examiner arrived and transported the body to perform an autopsy and identify the remains. No trauma was observed, according to officials.

Her purse with identification was found inside the vehicle.

Powell's family was notified. Her mother shared on Facebook that she was heartbroken.

Update: My beautiful daughter, Christina Powell, has been found, deceased. I am heartbroken. Thank you all for your prayers.

Posted by Claudia A Mobley on Monday, July 25, 2022

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