Missing Grand Prairie mother’s body found in Mountain Creek Lake

DALLAS – Authorities confirm the body found in Mountain Creek Lake last week has been identified as the missing Grand Prairie mother.

Weltzin Garcia and Alfonso Hernandez, her common-in-law husband, were reported missing in early February. It was a week after Garcia pressed charges against him for assault.

Police found Hernandez’s Honda Accord near White Rock Lake after pinging Garcia’s phone. A few days later, police found Hernandez’s body in the lake, but there was no sign of Garcia.

Last Wednesday, Dallas Fire-Rescue says a 911 caller found a body in the lake as they were kayaking. The body was identified on Monday as Garcia.

Authorities have not released a cause of death for Garcia.

The couple’s 6-year-old and 3-year-old are now with Garcia’s twin sister.

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