NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KETK) – The Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Office has identified a woman who drowned when her car plunged into a pond as the missing person they were searching for.
Jacquelin Patricio-Vazquez, 38, was reported missing by family members on Dec. 1.
After learning that Patricio-Vazquez had been seen at the Pine Creek Country Inn, 341 Pine Creek Road, Nacogdoches police officers on Tuesday using a drone found a car submerged in a pond nearby, said the information.
The Nacogdoches Fire Department dive team and investigators from the Sheriff’s Office responded and identified the body inside as Patricio-Vazquez.
Evidence indicated that she ran off the road and struck a pole before plunging into the pond, said the sheriff’s office. The accident is now believed to have occurred on the night of Nov. 30.
A justice of the peace has ordered an autopsy and the investigation continues.