Found Deceased TX - Erica Hernandez, 40, Houston, 17 Apr 2021

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  1. mlhenn

    mlhenn Well-Known Member

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    Video shows missing mother of 3 outside sister-in-law’s house night before disappearance

    According to link:
    •around 9:30pm Erica left again and went to her friend’s house to deliver more food.
    •she stayed there until 2:30am
    •her friend Maggie texted her on her drive to make sure she made it home safely
    At 3:04 a.m., Maggie texted Erica asking if she made it home yet. Erica replied that she was five mins away.
    •then Maggie asked again once five minutes passed, but didn’t get a response. No one has heard from Erica since.


    So if she was caught on surveillance video at 4:00am, but told her friend she was about 5 mins from home around 3:04am, then what was going on in that 1 hour timeframe?
     


  2. ms_x_to_the_m

    ms_x_to_the_m Well-Known Member

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    SO she is seen IN HER vehicle, hmmm, must be rather close camera, right? A camera in a house wouldn't necessarily pick up the person driving with certainty, right?
     
  3. ms_x_to_the_m

    ms_x_to_the_m Well-Known Member

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    SO she is seen IN HER vehicle, hmmm, must be rather close camera, right? A camera in a house wouldn't necessarily pick up the person driving with certainty, right?
     
  4. Dre

    Dre Well-Known Member

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    hmmm I wonder what she was "up to" that late at night, clearly not close to home. I wonder if they've gotten ahold of whoever she called so late at night, and I wonder if there's a partner or an ex in the picture.
    I wonder if her mother, her brother, or her best friend have anything to say about the way she was behaving that day... all moo
     
  5. mlhenn

    mlhenn Well-Known Member

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    Surely they have made contact with the person and possibly made the decision not to release any info on the matter. MOO.
    I do find it odd that only one news article has mentioned this call Erica made to an unknown number. Maybe there’s something to this and media has been asked not to report on it any farther? MOO.

    Her phone is missing, but apparently the family or LE was able to access her phone records in order to see that particular call. Surely, they’ve searched records far enough back to see if the number has been called before. They should also be able to see how long this phone call lasted...a few seconds, a min, 10, 15, 20 mins? That would help if the person stated they never got a call from her or if it was a wrong number etc...(a wrong number wouldn’t result in a 5 min phone call for example).
     
  6. mlhenn

    mlhenn Well-Known Member

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    For reference:
    Friend’s house: 6000 block Benning Dr.
    Erica’s house: 8200 Rockford Dr.

    Below are the suggested routes:
    Google Maps

    upload_2021-4-28_17-48-10.jpeg

    None of them included Court Rd where she was last seen at 4:00am.
     
  7. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I can figure is a drive up ATM?
     
  8. Spider92

    Spider92 Well-Known Member

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    I fail to understand how withholding information from the family (if that's the case) would be beneficial to this case. If the video is the last time she was known to be alive, it's critical, right?
     
  9. mlhenn

    mlhenn Well-Known Member

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    I looked up the location where she was seen on camera at 4:00am using the exact wording shared from the news.
    “Court Rd @ S Post Oak”

    When you Google it, this location comes up as a Metro Bus Stop.
    It’s at an intersection.
    There are visible cameras at the intersection and I’m sure there’s cameras at the many businesses that are there as well.
    By looking at the bus stop and intersection, it doesn’t seem like the safest place to be in. IMO.

    https://www.google.com/local/place/fid/0x8640ebfa24453ae3:0xdc35a1e8fd508ba3/photosphere


    Google Earth Link


    Google Earth
    #googleearth
     
  10. annpats

    annpats Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm, there's also a Shell gas station there. I wonder if she was actually getting gas while she was that way, seeing as she'd been driving about a lot delivering food.

    She could have been meeting someone there, or even at the bus shelter a few metres before. Both are same side of the road. At least the gas station will have cameras

    One thing, it's a very open area with lots of grassy spaces, and a few food places about, so if something did happen here, you'd hope it would increase the chances of any witnesses.
     
  11. annpats

    annpats Well-Known Member

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    Erica was last seen at 04.00hrs on cameras near Court Rd & Sth Post Oak Road.

    Her friend contacted her by text and Erica replied she was "5 mins away from home" at 03.04hrs.
    Her friend tried to contact her again after another 5-10 mins, but never heard from her again.

    So, what was so important from 03.10hrs to 04.00hrs that she didn't text her friend back?

    Her friend was worried when Erica didn't text back to say she was home.
    Yet, Erica was seen an hour later.

    I wonder if the cameras have her alone in her car at 04.00hrs or did she have someone else with her?

    Hmmmm....
     
  12. mlhenn

    mlhenn Well-Known Member

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    Family continues search for Erica Hernandez

    April 28
    “We’re hoping for the best, but fearing the worst. We’re continuing to search any areas that she may have been to or she frequents,” said her brother Rafael Hernandez.
     
  13. NervousNellie

    NervousNellie Well-Known Member

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    It's nice to have answers to some of our questions, but we still don't know where Erica is. :(
     
  14. ludakristen

    ludakristen Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to think about how or why a woman with three kids (one a toddler) would be driving around in the middle of the night.
    - meeting up with someone. A love interest, perhaps? If her mom life is anything like mine, she doesn't get a lot of time to herself so maybe this was an opportunity that didn't happen often.
    - drugs? I don't know much about the drug world but throwing it out there as a possibility.
    - intoxicated and/or mentally unwell. We've seen a lot of disappearances end badly because someone sadly took his or her own life and for whatever reason, they left in the middle of the night to do it.

    The nefarious reasons are that she was in fact driving home and was taken, either by a stranger (i.e., a carjacking) or someone she knew (an ex, a current boyfriend or partner, the father of her kids maybe, or even just an acquaintance in the periphery of her life).

    If she was meeting up with a love interest, chances are she would've surfaced by now. Same with #2, unless she was taking drugs and OD'd or something, which I suppose is possible. I dunno, I think I'm leaning toward the intoxicated/mentally unwell theory OR she was taken by someone against her will. Those two seem the most likely based on the time she's been missing.
     
  15. cvaldez1975

    cvaldez1975 Well-Known Member

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    maybe she went to see a fwb. it would make sense that no family knew of that person if so. but i would think her friend would know, unless it was someone the friend wouldnt approve of her messing with... no judgement either i have been an adult divorced single woman in my life.
     
  16. cvaldez1975

    cvaldez1975 Well-Known Member

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    also curious that her car hasnt surfaced.
     
  17. Cortne

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    I’m wondering the same.
    I’m hoping she didn’t go in the water as it seems she had a very long day.
     
  18. insearchoflight

    insearchoflight Well-Known Member

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    Very. Normally in that case it’s a body of water accident. Have any nearby bodies of water been searched?
     
  19. mlhenn

    mlhenn Well-Known Member

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    I’m curious whether there were other people/acquaintances at the friend’s (M’s) house that night when Erica was there? And if so, did they leave around the same time she did?
     
  20. mlhenn

    mlhenn Well-Known Member

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    Let's Find Erica Hernandez

    Day 11...Nothing. We are tired physically but mostly mentally drained. We have not found her car, phone, or her...it is heartbreaking. We cannot catch a break!
    There will be a vigil tomorrow at 6pm in front of the Federal Building 1919 Smith St.
     

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