Vehicle found during search for missing mother in Missouri City not connected to her case, authorities say

Search for missing mother continue
Search for missing mother continue

HOUSTON – The search for missing mom Erica Hernandez resumed in Missouri City on Thursday at Buffalo Run Park.

Texas EquuSearch’s Tim Miller said teams began with a ground search at 9 a.m. with hopes of finding something that would lead them to Hernandez’s whereabouts.

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According to Miller, there was also a water search for her car using at least one boat with SONAR. On Thursday afternoon, Miller gave an update saying a vehicle had been found underwater, but it was unclear if it belonged to Hernandez.

Search continues for missing mom
Search continues for missing mom

Divers with the Houston Police Department were sent into the water to investigate. During an update by police, authorities confirmed that a vehicle had been found but it did not match the description of Hernandez’s vehicle.

“We don’t really have good news and we really don’t have bad news,” said L.J. Satterwhite with HPD. “... What we have found is a vehicle that was close but it doesn’t appear to be the same vehicle we are looking for and there is no one in the vehicle.”

Satterwhite said authorities are glad not to have found Hernandez inside the vehicle and will continue to do their best to find her. Satterwhite said only a portion of the lake has been searched, so they will continue to search the area.


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