Identity of Woman Found Dead in Her Car Released

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Continuing coverage as we now know the name of the woman found dead in her car during Friday's severe flooding in Midland.

Tall City Police tell NewsWest 9, officers found 46-year-old Teresa Townsend inside her submerged Ford Mustang at Scharbauer and north Fairgrounds Road, apparently swept away by the floodwaters.

The incident first sparked concerned Friday afternoon when a witness reported seeing the mustang swept into the Scharbauer draw near north Jackson with a woman still inside.

It's believed the car was underwater for a long period of time.

A tow truck was finally able to pull it out.

Police say it does appear Townsend drowned.