Body of missing woman found in trunk of a car in east Texas City, police say

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TEXAS CITY, Texas – A grim find nearly a week after a mother of four went missing.

Investigators found the body of Angela Mitchell inside the trunk of her car Wednesday afternoon and now her family wants justice.

Georgia Mitchell is heartbroken and wants to know why someone would hurt her daughter.

“She didn’t deserve this. She didn’t deserve for somebody to put her in the trunk and leave her like she was thrown away like garbage,” Georgia said.

Georgia said her daughter was last seen on Thursday. Police have not revealed how she died, but her family has questions about how her disappearance was handled.

“I don’t know what to think. I never thought something like this would ever happen to me,” Georgia said.

Angela was 24-years-old and a mother to four young children.

“She was fun. She was crazy as all get out. She loved life and she loved her babies. She did everything in the world for them and we were very close,” Georgia said.

Officers found Angela’s body in a white Honda just before 3 p.m. around 4th Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Street.

According to investigators, someone called the police to report they could smell what they thought was a decomposing body coming from the vehicle.

“She was thrown away like she was garbage. She was dumped like she was a piece of garbage. Who does that? Who does that to a mother?” Georgia said.

Georgia said she reported her daughter missing on May 6 to Dickinson police. That same day, she says she tracked Angela’s location to Texas City, but police wouldn’t help her.

“I begged. I begged and pleaded to those officers. ‘Please, will you let me open my daughter’s car? Please will you search my daughter’s car? Please will you look at my daughter’s car,’” she said.

Georgia wants answers about her daughter’s death and wants to know who would hurt her.

Officers said they are investigating, but have not determined Angela’s cause of death.

“She was not a bad person, that’s why I don’t understand. She didn’t deserve for this to happen to her,” Georgia said.

The family started a Gofund me page to help with funeral expense. Click here for more information.

KPRC2 reached out to Texas City police about the case but has not heard back.

The Mainland Communities Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest or charges filed in this case. Anyone with information and would like to remain anonymous is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at (409) 945-TIPS (8477) or online at p3tips.com, or contact Texas City Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at (409) 643-5720.


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