The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office said the body found Monday morning in Richmond has been identified as that of 41-year-old Allison Kempe, who had been reported missing last week.

Police said preliminary findings indicate that Kempe, who was found inside her car in Richmond’s Jones Creek, died as the result of accidental drowning.

FBCSO said Kempe had last been seen July 9 exiting a restaurant in the 6300 block of FM 1463 in Katy. She was thought to be returning to her Richmond-area home near FM 359 and FM 723, according to police. Investigators noticed the vehicle when the water levels in Jones Creek receded after heavy rains, according to the sheriff’s office.

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