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Body found in creek is missing Texas mom, Emily Wade

Posted at 4:37 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 17:28:18-05

ENNIS, TX — A body discovered in a creek bed Monday is a Texas mother who mysteriously vanished over two weeks ago, police confirmed.

Emily Wade, 38, who lived with her mother and 7-year-old daughter, was last seen leaving her home on Jan. 5, her mother said, according to police in the town of Ennis.

On Monday morning, search volunteers found a woman's dead body in a creek bed, Ennis police said.

The creek bed was known to be flooding on the night Wade went missing, police said.

Last week, as the search for Wade intensified, Ennis Police Lt. Mike Hopson told ABC News there was no indication of foul play, and he didn't think Wade ran away.

Wade's car hasn't been found, police told ABC Dallas affiliate WFAA.

"The Ennis Police Department would like to share our appreciation for all of the volunteers and assisting agencies that have spent countless hours over the past two weeks searching for Emily Wade," the police department said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Emily Wade."