Missing Texas Mom Found Dead Inside Car

Christina Lee Powell

The Texas mom of two who was last seen rushing from her San Antonio home on her way to work was found dead in her vehicle, parked just miles from her home and believed to have been there for days.

Christina Lee Powell, 39, was discovered in the front passenger seat of her 2020 Nissan Rogue around 6:45 p.m. Saturday, with no apparent signs of trauma, the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) had stated. Investigators are now working to determine the cause and manner of her death.

A security guard manning the parking lot for the Huebner Oka Center in San Antonio called police on Saturday evening after he spotted the woman’s body inside and “reported a foul odor coming from” inside, SAPD said. The guard told investigators the vehicle had been “parked in the same location for about a week,” police said.

The mall complex is located approximately four miles away – a 10-minute drive – from her Red Hill Place home.

Police and medical personnel responded to the scene and pronounced the victim, Powell, dead. The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s office is conducting an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of Powell’s death.

Police said Powell had suffered no apparent injuries and her purse, which contained information that confirmed her identity, was also inside. It was not immediately clear if any medication or writings were recovered at the scene.

Powell’s mother said that she had been able to access her bank account and see that her daughter had not taken any money out.

The most suspicious part of the whole thing was when Christina Powell left home that morning; she left her phone and Apple Watch at her home. Both of which could have been used to locate her quickly.

Police are still trying to determine a timeline of events and what ultimately led to her death.

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. Texas mom missing for three weeks found dead inside her car – KENS5
  2. Missing San Antonio woman found dead inside her car at Northwest Side shopping plaza – WOAI
  3. Missing Texas mom Christina Powell found dead inside car at mall – NY Post
  4. Texas missing mom Christina Lee Powell’s body found in passenger seat of car in mall parking lot – Fox News
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