Humble police: Woman found safe in Walmart restroom

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A woman who authorities initially believed to be pregnant, was found Tuesday morning in Humble.

Jessica Van Raub was spotted at 9:20am in the Walmart off FM 1960 W. Police were called and when officers arrived, Van Raub reportedly told them, "I'm who you're looking for." She did not fight officers as they escorted her to a police car.

Van Raub was taken by ambulance from the police department to the hospital to be checked out. Humble police confirmed that Van Raub lost her baby some time ago, but did not have an exact time. They believe the loss of the child was due to natural causes.

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A woman who authorities say was nine months pregnant has been found safe. Courtney Fischer reports.

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Friends tell Eyewitness News that Van Raub told them she lost the baby three months ago and kept it a secret.

Van Raub was last seen Monday morning at 6:20. She told her boyfriend she was feeling anxious about giving birth and needed to clear her mind. Jessica went for a drive, saying she was going to get gas.

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Workers at the Valero station down the street say Jessica never showed up. She missed her appointment at the Texas Medical Center in Houston to get induced. That's when family contacted police.

Around 3pm, Van Raub's boyfriend found her SUV parked in front of the Dialysis clinic about a mile from their house. Her keys were in the front seat and the Chevy blazer was turned off. Her bag packed for the hospital was still in the back seat but Van Raub and her cell phone were gone.

After Van Raub was found a friend spoke with ABC13 at the police department:

"She said she left the car on purpose so they (police) could find it and get it. She put it in a safe spot where no one would mess with it - and she needed to do what she needed to do," said Becky Malone.

Malone said Jessica did not seem to be in the right state of mind when she was taken to the hospital.

Right now, police say Van Raub is not facing any charges.

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