Heidi Broussard, 33, was missing in Texas for a week, as was her newborn baby. Unfortunately, the police suspect the young mother was found dead on Thursday, according to reports, but miraculously her daughter was found alive. Police found the remains of a woman who appears to be Heidi in the trunk of a car in Jersey Village, and also found a three-week-old baby safe who they think is her daughter Margot Carey, the mother of the woman said. victim, Tammy Broussard, to NBC News.
The car where the body was found belongs to a close friend of Heidi's, the police revealed to the KEYE channel and arrested a person in connection with the crime. The baby is under the care of the Department of Protection of Minors and the forensic doctor is analyzing the human remains found. The Austin Police Department said in a statement that they are doing genetic tests to determine if the baby is actually Margot Carey. An autopsy will also be performed to confirm the identity of the deceased woman.
Heidi and her baby were last seen together when the woman dropped off her oldest son, 6, at school on Thursday. Heidi's fiancé, Shane Carey, reported her missing. Shane told KTBC that not knowing where her fiancee and baby were "was the worst feeling in the world" and said that the circumstances of their disappearance were "rare".
"Not knowing what to do is the hardest part," he confessed. "I don't know where she is, I don't know if she's suffering. I wish I could do more.” According to Shane, he spoke to his fiancee that morning at 8 a.m. and when he arrived at his house at 2 p.m. after work, he found Heidi's car in the parking lot of the house and her wallet inside. Upon entering the house, he found his baby's car seat and Heidi's keys, and didn't think there was anything suspicious at first, imagining that he was at the home of a friend who lived nearby. However, she began to worry when, after several hours, Heidi did not answer her cell phone. He called all of her friends, who didn't know anything about her either, and then decided to call 911 for help with their search.
Austin police ask anyone with information about this case to call 512-974-5100.
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