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Melissa Sowders: Missing from Houston Found

UPDATE 1/2/14 –  A body has been found in the Cypress Creek, where police suspected one would be found.  The body was taken to the coroner for positive identification.  The police have not made a determination at this time of the identity, but the family believe it is her.

UPDATE:  1/1/14 – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office says it is focused on a section of the creek where sonar equipment detected what could be a body.  Matthew Sowders, Melissa’s estranged husband is said to no longer talking with police and has hired a lawyer.

Melissa Rene Sowders, 26, from Houston, Texas was last seen by her boyfriend, Jason Sanford after she dropped him off at work at 6:15 a.m. Thursday.  She was to meet her ex-husband at the McDonald’s near FM1960 and I-45 near Kuykendal around 11 a.m., to visit with her two children.  It is unclear at this time if she ever arrived or not.

Sowders drives a four-door 1995 Honda Accord with Texas plates CL3-H494.  The car is white with a black driver’s door.

There is a search being conducted on Saturday and will begin at the Daily Bread Church at 106 Breammel-Westfield Rd.  You can volunteer for windshield searches by going to the church.

If you have any information of her whereabouts, please call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 713-967-5810 or leave an anonymous tip here.

Missing Persons Admin

Jerrie Dean, who is retired from Federal Law Enforcement, is the Founder of Missing Persons of America and Missing Texas Forty.

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