Missing Texas Mom Laura McComb's Body Identified

The 34-year-old mother of two was in a home that was washed away by Memorial Day floods in Wimberley, Texas

Photo: Hays County Sheriff's Office, via AP

One of two bodies recovered last week from wreckage in flood-ravaged Texas has been identified as that of Laura McComb, a mother of two who had been missing since May 23.

The 34-year-old and her husband Jonathan, her son Andrew, 7, and daughter Leighton, 4, were swept into the flood waters over Memorial Day weekend when the Wimberley, Texas, vacation home in which they were staying was washed into the Blanco River.

On Monday, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office confirmed in a Facebook post that two bodies had been identified as Laura McComb and Sue McNeil Carey, 71.

Jonathan was found 12 miles down the river and is currently in intensive care, having suffered a broken sternum, collapsed lung and a broken rib. Andrew’s body was found last week. Leighton is among the four people who remain missing in the wake of the floods.

According to the Corpus Christi Caller Times, all but one of the eight bodies recovered last week have been identified.

The last known person to speak with Laura was her sister, Julie Shields. She received a phone call from Laura, who said, “We are floating in a house that is now floating down the river. Call Mom and Dad. I love you, and pray.”

The McCombs’ golden lab, Maggie, was found alive on Tuesday.

As of Monday night, the death toll from the floods was 31 people.

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