There was a lot of speculation when Houston Realtor and mother vanished just days before Hurricane Harvey hit Houston. Some thought she "used" the storm as a cover-up to disappear but her family and loved ones suspected foul play. Sadly two weeks later, their worst fears have been confirmed!
In the days before her disappearance, Crystal made teasing reference to a happy new life on social media....
Family members knew Crystal leaving on her own was out of the question
After last being seen on security camera leaving her boyfriend's house on August 25th to pick up her children from her ex-husbands house, the 37 year-old vanished. She was officially reported missing on the 26th by a family member after she missed several meetings and appointments at work. Four days later her Mercedes was found submerged in flood waters at Motel 6 Parking lot.
This past weekend The Chambers County Sheriff's Office revealed the case took a dark turn as her ex-husband made a "tearful, remorseful confession,, telling investigators he killed his ex-wife, Crystal McDowell. McDowell's body was found in wooded area near Needlepoint Road in Baytown =(