HOUSTON Investigators were on the hunt for a killer Monday after a young mother who hitched a ride with a stranger was found dead in a field.

Houston police said Raquel Mundy, 24, had dropped her mom and two kids off at a Greyhound bus station around 1:30 a.m. Thursday when she discovered her car had been towed from a McDonald s parking lot.

Police said Mundy got her mother s debit card to pay the tow bill and attempted to reach family members for a ride. When she couldn t get anyone, witnesses said she got into a grey car with an unknown man.

Mundy later texted her mother, saying she thought she was in danger and was with a man she didn t know, investigators said.

The next day, police said a homeless man discovered Mundy s body in a field in the 300 block of St. Charles.

An autopsy later revealed that she had been strangled.

Mundy was a single mother living in Galveston. She had two little girls who she described as my world, on her Facebook profile. Without them,i would be lost, she wrote. im blessed to have my two beautifulgurls.

Her final Facebook post was written a few hours before she was murdered.

... Missing my babys.They leaven me today around 12. Im cry, but iim be a big girl. try to be, Mundy wrote before she drove the children to the bus station.

Mundy didn't go on the family trip because she was in school.

She had just moved to Galveston with her daughters in May.

Policeare asking anyone with information on the case to contact HPD Homicide at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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