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Body Of Woman Missing Since Storm Found

Alice Tovar’s vehicle was found Tuesday afternoon submerged in a flooded ditch, not far from the Chevron station where she worked.

Alice Tovar
Alice Tovar Courtesy: Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Department

A body found Wednesday in a rural area near Rosenburg is believed to be an elderly woman who was reported missing during Tuesday’s storm, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel said.

While positive identification is pending and will be determined by the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office, a family member says it is indeed Alice Tovar.

“I’m just in shock,” the victim’s brother-in-law Ricky Aguilar told KHOU 11 News. “To see her like that. We went all through the woods all day looking for her when she was right there all along.”

The search for Tovar, 73, began Tuesday afternoon after her vehicle was found submerged in a ditch not far from the Chevron station where she worked.  

Deputies said the vehicle was found after Tovar was reported missing from work. Her daughter attempted to drive down Gerken Road, the normal route her mother takes to get to work, but could not make it due to high water in Big Creek nearby. Later in the day, when the daughter was able to drive down the road, she observed the top of a silver car in the ditch.

A passerby who stopped to help went underwater and searched the vehicle, but could not find Tovar. 

Texas EquuSearch and the Richmond Fire Department assisted the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office with the search for Tovar.

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Earlier on Wednesday The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences released the identity of five other people who were found dead in the wake of severe flooding across Greater Houston.

 

 

 

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