Woman found dead, child found safe in search for missing Texas mother

Woman found dead, child found safe in search for missing Texas mother

Woman found dead, child found safe in search for missing Texas mother

A 1-month-old infant was found alive at the scene, authorities said.

Her mother, Tammy Broussard, told NBC News that she was told the body is likely that of her daughter.

A press release from the Austin Police Department states that testing is underway to determine if the baby is Margot Carey, and that an autopsy will determine the identity of the deceased female.

Online records show that Fieramusca is named in Austin warrants charging two counts of kidnapping and tampering with evidence/human corpse.

KTRK-TV in Houston reports that at least one person is in custody.

Police did not identify the suspect but said the person's bail is $600,000 and they now remain in custody. "I just want to do more", he said at the time.

A dozen officers from the Texas Rangers, Texas Department of Public Safety, FBI and Austin Police Department converged on the house in northwest Harris County Thursday evening as part of the investigation into the week-old case, according to ABC station KTRK.

The baby's DNA is being tested to confirm whether she is Margot Carey, the infant missing since December 12.

The father of Broussard's children, Shane Carey, pleaded for their safe return last week, telling CNN affiliate KEYE that he'd last spoken to Broussard at about 8 a.m. the morning they vanished.

Investigators believe that Broussard and her child returned home to their apartment complex near West William Cannon Drive and South First Street after they left the school. They had not been heard from since, police said.

Carey said he went inside, found the baby's auto seat and Broussard's keys, and thought nothing of it at first, believing she was at a friend's house nearby. That's when he called 911.

Carey said he has been with Broussard for 10 years. The agency later referred questions to Austin police.

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