Texas mom Chrissy Powell disappears without a trace after rushing out of her home

Police in San Antonio have launched a search for a missing mother who disappeared last week after doorbell cam footage showed her rushing out of her home.

Christina Lee Powell, 39, was last seen leaving her house at 10:34 a.m. on July 5, after calling in to her job as a paralegal to let them know she was running late, friends and family say.

Powell, who was driving a black 2020 Nissan Rouge that is also missing, left her iPhone, medication and Apple Watch at home because she was rushing to get to work after the long holiday weekend, close friend Lauren Leal said.

‘The unknown is the scariest part,’ Leal told news station KENS 5. ‘It is fear in my mind right now. It is hard to wrap our minds around where she might be, what could have happened.’ 

Christina Lee Powell, 39, was last seen leaving her San Antonio house at 10:34 a.m. on July 5, after calling in to her job as a paralegal to let them know she was running late

Christina Lee Powell, 39, was last seen leaving her San Antonio house at 10:34 a.m. on July 5, after calling in to her job as a paralegal to let them know she was running late

Doorbell footage showed her rushing out of her home on July 5. She hasn't been seen since

Doorbell footage showed her rushing out of her home on July 5. She hasn’t been seen since

Powell, who was driving a black 2020 Nissan Rouge that is also missing, left her iPhone and Apple Watch at home because she was rushing to get to work

Powell, who was driving a black 2020 Nissan Rouge that is also missing, left her iPhone and Apple Watch at home because she was rushing to get to work

Leal as well as Powell’s mother and sister have all issued public appeals for any information about the missing woman’s whereabouts. 

‘If anybody has any information, please let me know,’ wrote Powell’s mother Claudia Mobley on Facebook. ‘I love her and miss her. Keep us in your prayers.’

The worried mother added: ‘She left here Tuesday morning on her way to work. She never made it to work and we haven’t seen or heard from her since.’ 

The San Antonio Police Department confirmed that its missing persons unit is investigating the case, saying that a ‘Be On The Lookout’ alert has been issued for Powell’s missing vehicle.

Powell, who has blonde hair and brown eyes, stands five-foot-three and weighs 115 pounds. 

She was last seen wearing black pants, a black blouse, and carrying a white purse, and was driving the black Nissan SUV, plate number PYJ-8564. 

Powell was driving this black 2020 Nissan Rouge that is also missing, plate number PYJ-8564

Powell was driving this black 2020 Nissan Rouge that is also missing, plate number PYJ-8564

Powell had recently taken in two dogs, named Oliver and Chevy, and her last social media post on June 10 was a 'puppy update'

Powell had recently taken in two dogs, named Oliver and Chevy, and her last social media post on June 10 was a ‘puppy update’

Friends and family have all issued public appeals for any information about the missing woman's whereabouts

Friends and family have all issued public appeals for any information about the missing woman’s whereabouts

Social media posts show that Powell is the mother of at least two boys, ages approximately three and 11. 

Bexar County Records show that she was married at least once, in 2013, but her current marital status and custody arrangements for the two boys weren’t immediately clear.

In 2018, Powell posted a photo of herself and her oldest son on Facebook with a banner promoting domestic violence awareness.

Her latest social media post, on June 10, was a ‘puppy update’ with photos of her two dogs, Oliver and Chevy.

Powell is originally from New Haven, Conn., and graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, according to social media posts.

The mother’s mysterious disappearance unfolded on the morning after Independence Day, when she was last seen leaving her home in a quiet suburban cul-de-sac in San Antonio’s Apple Creek neighborhood.

Powell is originally from New Haven, Conn., and graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio

Powell is originally from New Haven, Conn., and graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio

Ring doorbell footage from Powell's home shows her walking briskly out of the door shortly after 10.30am, a white purse under her shoulder

Ring doorbell footage from Powell’s home shows her walking briskly out of the door shortly after 10.30am, a white purse under her shoulder 

Powell’s friend Leal says that morning, July 5, the young mother called the law firm where she works as a paralegal to warn them she was running late.

Ring doorbell footage from Powell’s home shows her walking briskly out of the door shortly after 10:30 a.m., a white purse under her shoulder.

But Powell appears to have left her phone and smartwatch in the house, her friends say, as she rushed to work.

She also left vital medication behind, they say. Police say that Powell suffers from a medical condition that requires a doctor’s care, and have classified her as missing and endangered.

Nobody has seen or heard from the young mother since that morning. 

The route from her home to her workplace, near I-10 and Vance Jackson Road, covers roughly 7 miles and take about 15 minutes to drive.

In the week since she disappeared, Powell’s friends and family have retraced her potential route to work, searching for signs of a car crash.

They’ve also checked in local hospitals, and even the county jail, but so far have turned up no clues to the young mother’s whereabouts. 

‘We just want you home,’ Leal told the local CBS affiliate. 

‘My fear is not ever knowing anything,’ Leal said. ‘I mean I think that would be the worst is spending the rest of my life looking for her. I will never give up.’

Anyone with information about Chrissy Powell is urged to contact SAPD’s Missing Persons Unit at 210-207-7660.

source: dailymail.co.uk