Missing Texas college student, Brenda Montanez identified as the body of a woman found in Cedar Creek Lake in Log Cabin.
The body of a Texas college student who went missing three weeks ago has been recovered from a car submerged in a lake.
Brenda Lizbeth Montanez-Perez, 25, was identified as the body found in Cedar Creek Lake in Log Cabin, the Athens Review reported. Preliminary autopsy results indicate that she likely drowned.
Brenda Montanez was last seen Jan. 17 when she left a Plano barbecue and was en route to her boyfriend’s home in Log Cabin- only to never make it.
The Addison college student — who aspired to be a detective — was reported missing when she never arrived, according to the Dallas News.
The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed there was ‘no trauma to the body at all’ when pulled from her 2011 Mazda.
‘As of this time, it does not look like there is any foul play involved, but we still have a lot to do with the investigation,’ Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said.
Brenda Montanez exact cause of death:
The car was discovered about 75 feet from a boat ramp and 15 feet underwater, officials said. To date it remained unclear how Montanez ended up driving into the river and whether alcohol had been a contributing factor. Or whether as some wondered- the woman drove into the water by design?
Officials continue to wait for a toxicology report to officially determine Montanez’s exact cause of death.
A GoFundMepage was created to raise money for Montanez’s funeral.
Have you seen her? 25 y/o Brenda Montanez – from Irving – disappeared Jan. 27th. Her family says after attending a party in Addison, she drove to Log Cabin, TX where her boyfriend has a lake house. She was in a maroon 2011 Mazda 3. Plate #CWZ4001. pic.twitter.com/BUcbvUYmNQ
— Erin Jones (@erinjonesnews) February 11, 2019