A body found Monday in a creek matches the description of a Texas mother who vanished after going to a coworker’s home to watch a movie.
“Search volunteers found the deceased body of a female meeting the description of a missing person, Emily Wade,” the Ennis Police Department wrote on Monday. “The body was found in a creek bed that was known to be flooding on the night Emily Wade went missing.”
The body will be transported to a medical examiner's office for positive identification and determination on the cause of death.
Although the body has not yet been positively identified, Police Lt. Mike Hopson said, “We are confident it’s her,” according to CBS Dallas-Fort Worth.
Wade, 38, was last seen at 5 p.m. on Jan. 5, according to the Ennis Police Department.
“Emily was driving her 2012 Nissan Altima with Kentucky plates,” police stated. “According to her family, it is not like Emily to disappear or be apart from her mother and her daughter.”
Her mother, Shirley Wade, said she went to watch a movie with a co-worker from Chili’s, according to KDFW in Dallas-Fort Worth. She never returned.
Police believe that Wade may have been swept away by flood waters, according to CBS Dallas-Fort Worth. Her car has not yet been located.
Jared Jones, the father of Wade’s daughter, also appears to believe that is the case.
“I think that’s probably what happened,” he told CBS Dallas-Fort Worth. “She doesn’t know the roads around here. I’ve seen that road so many times, you see the water, but don’t realize how deep it is. If she tried to cross it, the current runs hard through there.”
The Ennis Police Department said they wanted to “share their appreciation for all of the volunteers and assisting agencies that have spent countless hours over the past two weeks searching for Emily Wade.”
[Photo: Ennis Police Department]
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