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.
Donna Vaught and a group of women in her neighborhood formed the Lakewood Ladies. They met with Garcia’s twin sister, Atziry Mireles, to offer support and collected more than a thousand dollars to support the family while Garcia was missing.
Vaught says none of the Lakewood Ladies have heard from her twin sister since the news broke.
“I’m assuming that we’ll hear from her when the time is right,” Vaught said. “Right now, our focus is going to be helping them with service arrangements if they need that.”
There's still no word from police or the medical examiner about how Hernandez or Garcia died.
Vaught says her focus is on the couple’s 3-year-old and 6-year-old. They are now with Garcia’s twin sister.
“They’re going to need a lot of therapy,” she said. “They’re going to need a lot of counseling, and they’re going to need a lot of support.”