Aubrey Andrews was found dead inside her car Monday night after having been missing for eight days, the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office confirmed Wednesday afternoon.
It was not immediately clear what led to the death of the young mother, who was nine months pregnant when she disappeared on Dec. 6.
The car was found in a parking lot near the 8400 block of Elk Grove Boulevard in Elk Grove – about 4 miles from her home in the 5900 block of Jacinto Avenue.
An investigation is underway, and there were no initial signs of foul play, according to Sacramento police.
Andrews 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.
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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