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Texas Mom Of Two Vanishes After She's Last Seen Rushing Off To Work

“The unknown is the scariest part,” Christina Powell's friend said of the baffling disappearance. “It is fear in my mind right now. It is hard to wrap our minds around where she might be, what could have happened.”

By Jill Sederstrom
Cause Of Death For Texas Mom Christina Powell Revealed

The morning of July 5, Texas mom Christina "Chrissy" Powell was late for work and was last seen running out the door of her San Antonio home.

But the mom of two would never make it to the law firm where she worked and hasn’t been seen since.

The 39-year-old’s friends and family are now desperate for answers about Powell’s whereabouts.

“My sweet daughter Chrissy Lee is missing,” her mom Claudia Mobley wrote in a plea on Facebook. “She left here Tuesday morning on her way to work. She never made it to work and we haven’t seen or heard from her since. If anybody has any information, please let me know. I love her and miss her.”

Mobley provided video footage to Fox News of the family’s Ring doorbell, which showed Powell leaving her home just after 10:30 a.m. on the morning of July 5 wearing dark pants and a long-sleeved shirt.

“She left out of here in a rush,” Mobley said, adding that in her haste her daughter had left behind her cell phone and Apple Watch.

Mobley, who also lives at the home, had spoken to her daughter that morning but noted there was nothing unusual about their conversation.

"We didn’t really have any kind of in-depth conversation. It was basically, ‘Good morning.’ She told me she was late," Mobley said. "Then, she was leaving for work and I told her to be careful. And I probably told her, ‘I love you.’"

A police handout of missing woman Christina Powell

Powell had also phoned the law firm where she worked as a paralegal to tell them she would be late.

When she never arrived, a coworker went to her house and knocked on the door.

Powell’s 12-year-old son answered door, but he believed his mother had been at work.

"My grandson answered the door, and the lady said, ‘Is your mom here?’" she said. "He said, ‘No, she's at work’ … He went and checked, and of course, she wasn't here."

In a statement to Oxygen.com, the San Antonio Police Department’s Public Information Office said the case is being handled by the Missing Persons Unit, who continue to follow up on new leads.

“At this time, there is no evidence to support any claims of foul play,” authorities said. “Detectives have contacted several individuals who know Ms. Powell and all have been cooperative.”        

A flyer released by the department describes the 39-year-old as a “missing endangered adult” and notes that Powell has diagnosed medical conditions that require a doctor’s care.

Family friend Lauren Leal told local station KENS she has no idea where her friend could be.

“The unknown is the scariest part,” she said, describing Powell as being like a sister to her. “It is fear in my mind right now. It is hard to wrap our minds around where she might be, what could have happened.”  

Leal added that "the worst" thing that could happen would be never finding out what happened to Powell, who she's known since childhood.

According to her, it is unlike Powell to disappear without telling anyone, especially leaving her two young children, ages 3 and 12, behind.

"I don’t believe she would ever want her children to go through what they’re going through right now," Leal told Fox News.

Those who know the 39-year-old mom said they won’t give up and will keep searching her until she is found.

“We just want you home,” Leal said.

Police have encouraged anyone with information about the case to call the Missing Persons Unit at 210-207-7660.