Body found in search for missing pregnant Texas woman

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A search group found a body in a creek in Harris
County, Texas, Thursday morning during a search for a missing pregnant woman,
reports CBS affiliate KHOU.

The body was found by searchers with Texas Equusearch in Cypress Creek.

An autopsy will likely be needed to determine if the victim is 26-year-old
Melissa Sowders, according to the station.

Sowders vanished Dec. 26 after dropping her boyfriend, Jason Sanford, off at
work at 6:15 a.m.

Deputies found her white Honda Accord Friday night on Interstate 45.

Texas Equusearch had been searching the area along Cypress Creek since
Saturday. The search group would only say they had good reason to be at the location,
which is near Interstate 45.

Sowders’ boyfriend said Sowders was supposed to go meet her ex-husband and
their youngest daughter at the McDonald’s on the day she disappeared.

Detectives said Sowders’ ex-husband has been questioned but they have not

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