A missing Texas woman who had been missing for almost three months may have been found in the trunk of her car on Thursday.
Adrian Denise Thornton, 59, from Fort Worth was reported missing on June 15 after she had not been heard from for several weeks.
She was last seen on June 1 driving her white Lincoln Continental Town car. Then on June 16, her purse with her identification was found in Falls County alongside the highway.
"It had been slightly burned but was still legible," Trooper D.L. Wilson, of the Texas Department of Public Safety told Star-Telegram.
Local media notified the public that Adrian's belongings had been found and asked the citizens to call if they had any information on her whereabouts. When the police didn't get a response after a few days, they assumed she did not live in the area.
Then last Sunday, a Waco citizen saw the sun reflected off of something in the tall grass and went to investigate and found out it was a Lincoln Continental Town car and called the police.
Authorities said the car had been hidden well and it appeared as though someone drove it through the weeds and parked it in an area full of brush and trees as though they were trying to camouflage it.
When blood was found on the car's exterior, the police impounded the vehicle and ran the license plates which came back to Adrian as the owner.
After the car was taken to the impound lot, authorities began to notice a smell and opened up the trunk and found a decomposing body.
“They smelled a foul odor, of course, by this time because it was in an enclosed area,” Wilson said.
The body was sent to the Dallas County medical examiner's office to identify the remains and determine the cause of death.