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Body found near search effort for missing mom Melissa Sowders

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HOUSTON (KTRK) -- An intense search has been underway for a missing mother who is believed to be the victim of foul play since she disappeared last week, and now a body has been found in the area.

A Texas EquuSearch team located and is recovering a body in Cypress Creek near the residence of Melissa R. Sowders, 26, who was reported missing last week amid indications that she had been a victim of foul play.

The recovery site in far north Harris County is northeast of the intersection of the North Freeway (I-45) and Parramatta Lane, investigators said. The body has not yet been officially identified.

Sowders vanished on December 26 after meeting her estranged husband Matthew Sowders at a McDonald's on FM 1960 where she was supposed to pick up their four children.

Detectives say Matthew Sowders is not being cooperative. His attorney denies he has any involvement in her disappearance. On Monday, they seized Sowders' truck and are processing that as the investigation continues. He has not been named as a suspect in this case.

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