Police Monday night found the body of a woman inside the car belonging to a missing and pregnant Sacramento mother.
Police did not confirm Tuesday if the dead woman inside the car is Aubrey Andrews, who has been missing for more than a week.
The car was found in a parking lot near the 8400 block of Elk Grove Boulevard in Elk Grove, which is about 4 miles from her home in the 5900 block of Jacinto Avenue.
An investigation is underway, and there was no obvious sign of foul play, according to Sacramento police. As of late Tuesday morning, the police were still treating the woman’s disappearance as a missing person investigation.
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Andrews, who is nine months pregnant, was last seen alive about 10 p.m. Dec. 6 near her home.
Police said Sunday that Andrews, 20, was reportedly distraught when she drove away from her home in a white Toyota Prius. Family and friends in Sacramento said her disappearance was unusual and told police that she may have traveled to Southern California where she has friends.
On Saturday, police officials took to Twitter, posting Andrews’ photo and asking Los Angeles and Orange County authorities to be on the lookout for the missing woman.
According to California court records, Andrews filed for divorce from her husband, Edward Andrews, in May. The divorce was dissolved by the county about a month later when the couple did not not show up for court-ordered mediation. A civil claim of domestic violence made almost one year ago alleged online harassment and verbal abuse and resulted in a temporary restraining order that explicitly banned Edward Andrews from engaging in any abuse toward his wife and outlined a temporary child custody arrangement involving the couple’s 2-year-old son.
The couple, who were married in December 2011, had been living separately for several months, according to court records.
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