Cold Case Divers Find Missing Woman's Car In Texas River After 4 Years


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Stephanie Torres went missing in December 2017. This week, her car was found in a Texas river.

The Waco Police Department said Wednesday three vehicles were found in the Brazos River — one of those vehicles was confirmed to match the vehicle identification number of the missing 43-year-old's car.

A body was also recovered from the car, but due to the "current state of the body," officials can't positively identify if the body found is Torres' yet. An autopsy has been ordered and Torres' family has been notified, police said.

As for the other two vehicles found in the Brazos River, they'll be recovered at a later date by the Waco Fire Dive Team, police said.

Torres went missing on December 21, 2017. In the initial search for her, it was reported to police she may have been "intoxicated and suicidal" when she disappeared. Every lead came up empty in the initial search and her case was suspended in February 2019.

Torres' car was found Adventures With Purpose, a volunteer-based cold case diving team that's "bringing resolution and answers to families looking for their lost loved ones." The diving team notified police and the Waco Police Department and Waco Fire Dive Team worked together to recover the vehicle.

Police said the investigation is still ongoing.


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