TX ERICA HERNANDEZ: Missing from Houston, TX - 17 April 2021 - Age 40 *Found Deceased*

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Have you seen her? Police searching for mother of 3 missing for several days​


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.


Missing: Mother of 3 last seen in SW Houston last week​

A Houston mother of three vanished six days ago, and her family is hoping someone has seen her.

Erica Hernandez, 40, was last seen in the Braeswood/Bellfort area of southwest Houston around 2:45 a.m. on April 17.

Houston police are investigating, and they say they are taking this case very seriously.

Texas Eqqusearch volunteers are also helping with the search.


Tim Miller with Texas Equusearch said they are helping in the search.

“We do have some areas where the phone pinged last which again is out by that 288/Post Oak area. We’ve search that area," Miller said.
Miller said none of her belongings have been found.

“So what we’re trying to do and what HPD is trying to do is get more information on OnStar and the phone to see if they both went off at the same time and what that location was,” Miller said.

Erica’s family is holding out hope that she’ll soon be reunited with her kids.

 
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Guess Who

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Is there a chance she was impaired and that’s why her friend was texting her? Could she have gotten that far off track? Or maybe she was having some kind of symptoms of delusions due to a lack of sugar or some thing and that’s why the friend was texting her? It just seems like there’s a big piece to this that is missing.
that was my assumption from the start was that the friend was worried about her because of possible impairment. She was there for several hours prior.
 

Guess Who

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This part sounds almost like they had reports from someone witnessing an incident and car hitting a curb, etc. but hard to say.

"Investigators added that they did find damage to the vehicle, which matched initial reports that the vehicle struck a curb before entering the water."

I think impairment is a question, not as a judgment but just due to the time of day and where she ended up. She also could have intentionally done this although there is no reason in anything that has been released to think that.

I had maps up on this one of the locations but have since exited them. It sounds like per her sister she was not in an area one would expect. She had said she was five minutes from home, I wonder how far this location is.

It could have been camera evidence that led them in her direction although I don't know how good it would have been at that time of night. Or cell phone/GPS, perhaps they just received some of it, it may have taken some time to access that as she is an adult, I think a judge would have to sign off on a warrant as that is private and in the event she had taken off willingly, not wanting to be found.

It does seem part of this story is missing as to what was going on that day/night. I am not thinking anything suspicious necessarily but more along the lines of an argument with a bf, or family member, upset, etc. is all.
it could be that somebody noticed damage to whatever was struck, then noticed tracks and then noticed a vehicle. That has happened several times not too far from here.
 

GrandmaBear

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it could be that somebody noticed damage to whatever was struck, then noticed tracks and then noticed a vehicle. That has happened several times not too far from here.
Certainly possible. I guess I figured someone would notice back some time ago before now but I don't know the area, maybe it is the first someone noticed something in this particular spot/area.
 

GrandmaBear

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or just the first to put two and two together - damage - tracks - lake. i just wonder if this was an accidental find or if it came through pings.
Me too. I think either or a combination is possible. LE could have known her route from pings/cell/even cameras and then started checking the route where the curb was noticed or someone knew of an incident there...?

Even though we do not have a confirmation, the sister said it was her car and a body was inside so I think it is reasonable to conclude they have found her.

It's a shame, she sounded like a hard working mom with an adult child in college and younger children still at home and family around. She never sounded as someone who chose to just take off or disappear.
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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'Still need to keep going': Erica Hernandez's family doesn't know why she would be in Pearland​

The family of missing Houston mother Erica Hernandez gathered overnight at the Pearland pond where her SUV was found on Tuesday.

The body of the person found inside the vehicle has not been confirmed.


The GMC was found in a pond near the intersection of Reflection Bay and North Clear Lake.

Investigators said information from the FBI led them to the pond in Pearland. That's where they found evidence suggesting the vehicle struck a curb and went into the water. It may have been there since the night the mother was reported missing, police said.


The woman's sister said the Pearland location is not a place they know, and the family has been trying to figure out why Erica would have been there.

“We found her car, but we still need to keep going,” Ashley Hernandez said. “There’s no reason for her to be over here. I think somebody had to have made her go in this direction for whatever reason.”
 

GrandmaBear

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'Still need to keep going': Erica Hernandez's family doesn't know why she would be in Pearland​

The family of missing Houston mother Erica Hernandez gathered overnight at the Pearland pond where her SUV was found on Tuesday.

The body of the person found inside the vehicle has not been confirmed.


The GMC was found in a pond near the intersection of Reflection Bay and North Clear Lake.

Investigators said information from the FBI led them to the pond in Pearland. That's where they found evidence suggesting the vehicle struck a curb and went into the water. It may have been there since the night the mother was reported missing, police said.


The woman's sister said the Pearland location is not a place they know, and the family has been trying to figure out why Erica would have been there.

“We found her car, but we still need to keep going,” Ashley Hernandez said. “There’s no reason for her to be over here. I think somebody had to have made her go in this direction for whatever reason.”

The bolded part about the FBI makes it seem likely it was pings, cell phone info, etc. If she went into the water on that night, actually early morn, it would seem to be an accident but if I were family and the area makes no sense, I would definitely want to have and find answers to those questions just so I did not always wonder. If she did not go in at that date and time that fits, it would be more questionable.

So then it would just be why was she in the area, was she headed to see someone or go to some place (which still would not necessarily be foul play, just a less familiar area to her driving perhaps). The time and date on the info that sent them there would be key.
 

Guess Who

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The bolded part about the FBI makes it seem likely it was pings, cell phone info, etc. If she went into the water on that night, actually early morn, it would seem to be an accident but if I were family and the area makes no sense, I would definitely want to have and find answers to those questions just so I did not always wonder. If she did not go in at that date and time that fits, it would be more questionable.

So then it would just be why was she in the area, was she headed to see someone or go to some place (which still would not necessarily be foul play, just a less familiar area to her driving perhaps). The time and date on the info that sent them there would be key.
i can't blame them for wanting to know why she was there, but we all know that we actually know so very little about what our adult children actually do or go, no matter how much we claim we know about them.
 

GrandmaBear

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i can't blame them for wanting to know why she was there, but we all know that we actually know so very little about what our adult children actually do or go, no matter how much we claim we know about them.
I agree. Or what mothers or sisters, etc. do either. So she may have had her reasons for being in the area but it does not mean her sister (or her children even) would necessarily know. Regardless, I would just want the answers if there are answers. Just to be satisfied and never wonder if something else should have been looked at, the loss is enough to get through without the questions. Imo.
 

kdg411

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I agree. Or what mothers or sisters, etc. do either. So she may have had her reasons for being in the area but it does not mean her sister (or her children even) would necessarily know. Regardless, I would just want the answers if there are answers. Just to be satisfied and never wonder if something else should have been looked at, the loss is enough to get through without the questions. Imo.
Once the Galveston ME report is completed it may answer some of these questions.
 

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