HOUSTON – Police are searching for answers in the disappearance of a mother of three who has been missing since Sunday morning.
Investigators said 40-year-old Erica Hernandez was last seen near Highway 288 and the Beltway driving a black GMC Acadia.
“The fact that her children need a mother, that’s what worries me the most,” said Hernandez’s sister Ashley.
Family members said Hernandez had been at a friend’s house Saturday evening. Hernandez left to drop off her car back at home so her daughter could take it to work at 5 a.m. Sunday.
According to the family, Hernandez’s friend texted her to see if she had made it home and Hernandez told her she was five minutes away, but she never made it. No one has heard from her since.
Hernandez’s family believes something may have happened to her because she is not likely to have left her 19-year-old daughter without a vehicle to take to work.
Hernandez’s daughter, Briza Armenta, said she is just trying to be strong for her siblings.
“I just feel like I have to be strong and be there for my brothers (ages 15 and 3), you know,” Armenta said. “We are doing everything we can to look for her. That’s all I have to say.”