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A Texas mother found dead in a parking lot three weeks after disturbing doorbell footage filmed her leaving her home has died of hyperthermia and alcohol-related complications, an autopsy has ruled.
Christina Lee Powell, 39, was last seen leaving her home in harrowing CCTV video at 10:34 a.m. m. on July 5, after calling her job as a paralegal to let them know he was running late.
But her body was found three weeks later by a security guard at a San Antonio shopping center after noticing a foul odor coming from a car that had been “parked in the same spot for about a week.”
The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that the mother of two suffered an accidental death caused by hyperthermia with complications from ethanol poisoning, Fox reports.
And the San Antonio Police Department said the investigation is now closed, adding: “We did not find any evidence that would lead to a criminal investigation.”
During the approximate time that authorities believe she was in the car, temperatures in San Antonio reached 90F.
Powell’s body, which had no obvious signs of trauma, was discovered in her Nissan Rogue at the Huebner Oaks Center, just a 10-minute drive from her home.
Powell, 39, is originally from New Haven, Conn., and received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that the mother of two suffered an accidental death caused by hyperthermia with complications from ethanol poisoning.
Powell had two children, ages 3 and 12. Her body, which had no obvious signs of trauma, was discovered in her Nissan Rogue at the Huebner Oaks Center, just a 10-minute drive from her home.
This graphic illustrates where Powell was last seen and where she was found
Doorbell footage from Powell’s home shows her rushing out the door shortly after 10:30 a.m., a white bag slung over her shoulder.
But Powell appeared to have left her phone and her smartwatch at home, her friends say, while she was running to work.
She also left behind vital medications. Police say Powell suffered from a medical condition that requires medical attention.
No one saw or heard from her young mother since that morning.
The mall where she was found is located on the same stretch of interstate where she works at Sanchez & Wilson, a law firm that handles cases like personal injury and wrongful termination.
Her offices are an eight-minute drive from where Powell was found.
Police found her bag inside the vehicle and used her ID to identify her.
Powell’s mother, Claudia Mobley, broke the news on Facebook on July 25 after begging others to help find her daughter.
She wrote: ‘My beautiful daughter Christina Powell has been found, deceased. I’m heartbroken. Thank you for all the prayers from her.’
While Powell’s sister, Jennifer, wrote in a Facebook post: “I am heartbroken and completely devastated. This was not how she hoped and prayed this would end. She will always be my sister and she will be with me in some way.’
Jennifer’s message concluded with the words: ‘Take care of those friends who are going through difficult times’.
The paralegal had two children, ages 12 and three. According to her Facebook page, Powell was originally from New Haven, Connecticut.
Powell’s mother posted her first call for help on July 23, saying her daughter left for the co-worker’s job on July 5, leaving behind her cell phone and medication.
“There have been no transactions on her credit card or bank account,” Mobley wrote. “We have retraced his route to work several times and there are no bodies of water or signs of an accident along the way. We’re not even sure she was on her way to work.
Christina Lee Powell Quick and Facts
- Christina Lee Powell, 39, was last seen leaving her house at 10:34 a.m. on July 5, after calling in to her job as a paralegal to let them know she was running late
- She was later found dead in a parking lot
- Powell’s body, which had no obvious signs of trauma, was discovered in her Nissan Rogue at the Huebner Oaks Center
- Bexar County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed that the mother-of-two suffered an accidental death caused by hyperthermia with complications from ethanol intoxication