UPDATE 5:34 p.m.
Forensic officials say a Texas mother who vanished last week was found strangled to death outside Houston. Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said Friday that Heidi Broussard’s 1-month-old daughter, who also went missing, was found safe at the same home where the mother’s body was found. Manley says one person is in custody on charges of kidnapping and tampering with a corpse. He refused to reveal the suspect’s identity, citing the ongoing investigation. Authorities say the baby was found in good health.
Reporting by the Associated Press
SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – A body believed to be that of a missing Austin mother has been found near Houston.
A family member told NBC News that the body of 33-year-old Heidi Broussard was found in the trunk of a car in Jersey Village and her infant daughter, Margo Carey, is alive.
Broussard and her 3-week-old daughter were last seen in Austin Dec. 12 when Broussard dropped her 6-year-old son off at school.
FBI agents, Texas Rangers and Austin police officers went to a home in Jersey Village Thursday night. Earlier in the day, a baby at that home was taken to a hospital to be checked out. She’s said to be in good condition.
Austin police confirmed Friday that one person has been arrested and charged with two counts of kidnapping and one count of tampering with a corpse.