Melissa Sowders: Dead Body Found in Search for Missing Pregnant Mom

January 2, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Police searching for Melissa Sowders found a dead body in Cypress Creek on Thursday. 

Sowders disappeared around noon on December 26 in Harris County, Texas.

Police believe she was murdered.

The body was found by a team of volunteers and police officials, KHOU reported.

Family members earlier indicated they suspect Sowder’s ex-husband, who she was scheduled to meet with before she vanished, was involved in her disappearance.

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