A DALLAS Texas beauty queen was reported missing on April 27 after she didn't return home from her usual morning walk.
On April 29, authorities in Texas discovered a body from Lago de Claire, a small body of water in the Irving near where beauty queen Lashun Massey was last seen.
Who is Lashun Massey and when did she go missing?
Massey, 38, is the reigning Mrs Dallas and was expected to compete in the Mrs Texas American competition on Thursday, April 29.
Aside from her pageant success, Massey is a mother of two, has a PhD in civil engineering and is a program manager for research at the University of Texas at Dallas' school of engineering, according to her website.
Her husband Jeff reported the beauty queen missing on April 27 at around 7:40am when she did not return from her usual early morning walk.
Massey was last seen walking near Lake Lago de Claire in Irving, Texas, between 5:30am and 7am the morning of April 27, according to the Irving Police Department.
She was wearing a black hoodie and checkered pajama pants.
According to her husband, a morning walk was part of Massey's routine as she prepared to compete in the pageant.
"So at about 7.15, I got a little nervous and I texted her," Jeff told CBS11.
"I gave her a call and she didn't answer so at the time I found our security guard down here and said that they had seen her or somebody over in the canal."
Where did authorities find a body?
On April 29, authorities in Texas discovered a body from Lago de Claire, a small body of water in the Irving near where Massey was last seen.
However, the body has not yet been identified.
Massey's husband does not believe that she would be in the lake as she was very cautious around the water.
"She knows how much I love her and how much I cherish her," he said. "She's my world and she's going to come home."
What did neighbors say about Massey's disappearance?
Neighbor told CBS 11 that it’s unlike the pageant queen to suddenly vanish.
“I mean, my fear is that something bad happened to her. I don’t think there was just some sort of accident that happened,” Massey's neighbor Elizabeth Rychlinski told the outlet.
“It’s scary and there’s been talk about something happening may be in the water and we all walk around this often.”
CBS11 reported Massey’s family arrived from Arkansas and joined the search.
“I don’t believe she’s in the water,” her father, Frank King said. “I just don’t believe it.”
They said she has too much going for her to ever walk away and not come back.
“Lashun was always the one who stood out and the smartest,” her brother, Frank King Jr. said.
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