Missing Mom Found in San Antonio Parking Lot Miles from Home

Missing Mom Found in San Antonio Parking Lot Miles from Home


Christina Powell, 39, was reported missing on July 6, 2022. Her family last saw her on July 5, when she seemed in a rush and running late for work. She left home in such a hurry that she left her phone and smartwatch, supposedly taking her car to the law office she worked at as a paralegal.

Her coworkers found it odd that she didn’t arrive on time for work, and checked on her family to see if she was at home. Her 12-year-old son answered the door and told the coworker that his mother had rushed to work that morning. After no one found her at either her office or in her home, the family reported her missing.

Authorities Find Missing Mom

Powell was last seen by her security doorbell, which showed her rushing out the front door, carrying her purse and dressed for work. Three weeks later, a security guard at the parking lot of the Huebner Oaks Center in San Antonio reportedly found Powell’s body on Saturday, July 23. The security guard says he noticed a 2020 Nissan Rogue had been parked in the same spot for about a week and detected a foul smell coming from the vehicle.

Upon closer inspection, he determined that there was a body in the passenger seat of the car. He immediately contacted the police and reported what he’d found, and the authorities were able to identify the woman as Christina Powell. Her purse, containing her identification cards, was present in the car. Bizarrely, police noticed that there was no outward sign of injury on her body.

What Happened?

While the coroner’s office will perform an autopsy to determine what happened to Powell, the authorities have been unable to provide a cause of death. Some people suspect foul play, as her position in the passenger seat of her own vehicle, miles from her job and home, seems extremely bizarre.

Powell’s mother, Claudia Moble, confirmed her daughter’s death on Facebook. “My beautiful daughter, Christina Powell, has been found, deceased. I am heartbroken. Thank you all for your prayers,” she wrote in a post. According to Moble, Powell didn’t do or say anything out of the ordinary that morning.

“I felt like she was going, I believed she was going to work — and I think she felt like she was going to work,” Moble told reporters. “We didn’t really have any kind of in-depth conversation. It was basically, ‘Good morning.’ She told me she was late. Then, she was leaving for work and I told her to be careful. And I probably told her, ‘I love you.’”