Houston mom vanished after dropping child off with babysitter one year ago

Thursday, June 20, 2019
Houston mother's disappearance still a mystery one year later
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A series of suspicious text messages raised red flags for co-workers when the mother didn't show up at their law firm for work.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- One year later, and a Houston mother is still missing.

Maria Jimenez-Rodriguez was last seen on June 21, 2018 when she dropped her daughter off with the babysitter and went to work in her silver truck.

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The single mother was a paralegal working at the Milledge Law Firm, but on June 21 she never arrived to work. Her co-workers said it was unusual and out of character.

Investigators say her co-workers also said that they started receiving strange text messages from Jimenez-Rodriguez saying that she would be late.

Her co-workers questioned the legitimacy of the text messages because they didn't sound like they were coming from Jimenez-Rodriguez.

Later that evening, police discovered Jimenez-Rodriguez's vehicle parked a few streets away from her east Houston home.

After a month of investigating, Houston police turned the case into an homicide investigation.

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A year later, her family is still searching for answers and praying someone comes forward.

The family will hold a vigil on Saturday at 7 p.m. at 6919 Texarkana St.

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