• Angela Mitchell was reported missing on May 6
  • Her body was recovered from her car trunk Wednesday 
  • A reward of up to $5,000 has been announced for any information on Angela's death

A Texas mother who went missing last week was found dead in her car trunk, police said Thursday.

Angela Mitchell, of Dickinson, was reported missing by her family on May 6 after the mother of four failed to return home the previous night. Five days later, Texas City Police found the decomposing body of the 24-year-old mother in the trunk of a Honda white sedan while responding to a complaint of a foul odor emanating from the vehicle Wednesday, ABC 13 reported.

Angela's family said they had alerted the police after her vehicle was found parked near the intersection of Martin Luther King Junior Street and 4th Avenue in Texas City the same day she went missing. However, the police took too long to take her case seriously, Angela's family claimed.

"I begged them to please search my daughter's car. 'Please search my daughter's car. Please investigate this.' I begged. I begged the police officers, and they just dismissed me," Angela's mother, Georgia Mitchell, said.

Angela is survived by two daughters and two sons, all under the age of 10. "They just put her in her trunk. Threw her away like she was a piece of garbage. My baby is not a piece of garbage," Georgia said, reported KHOU 11.

People in the neighborhood where Angela's car was found said they had seen the vehicle parked there for days before someone called up police complaining about the smell.

"To be honest, that's nothing new in this town. You come across that situation every couple of months, or so. That's just Texas City for you," a resident said.

Angela's body was sent for autopsy. Police have not revealed any details regarding her death or if they are looking for anyone in connection with the case. They have announced a reward of up to $5,000 for any information regarding Angela's death.

Anyone with information can contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 409-643-5720, or contact Crime Stoppers at 409-945-TIPS (8477) to submit tips anonymously.

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