The body was discovered Wednesday afternoon after police received reports of a foul odor coming from their vehicle.
Angela Mitchell’s friends and relatives said they actually found her car the same day they reported her missing and gave that information to the Texas City Police Department. Six days later, they were upset, saying it had taken investigators too long to take their case seriously.
Mitchell’s friends and family said off-camera that they filed a missing persons report on May 6, shared flyers online and tracked her whereabouts in Texas City after she failed to return to Dickinson the night before.
They found their white four-door sedan parked near the intersection of Martin Luther King Junior Street and 4th Avenue in Texas City, but there was no sign of the 24-year-old mother.
Someone from the East Side community called 911 Wednesday afternoon and reported a foul odor. That tip led investigators to Mitchell’s body in the trunk of her car.
People living in the area said they noticed the car had been parked in the community for days, but the discovery of a dead woman inside didn’t surprise them.
“To be honest, this is nothing new in this city. You encounter this situation every few months or so. That’s just Texas City for you,” said David Welch Jr.
Texas City Police have said nothing about how Mitchell died or if they are looking for anyone in connection with her case. Investigators at the scene did not want to speak to ABC13 and calls went unanswered.
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https://abc13.com/dickinson-mom-angela-mitchell-missing-woman-found-in-trunk-of-her-car/11839356/ Angela Mitchell, missing Dickinson mother of 4, found dead in the trunk of her car in Texas City, police say