One detail leads investigators to believe missing woman’s body found in Spring Branch

Shana Alison DiMambro was reported missing July 19; a positive ID of the remains are still pending

SPRING BRANCH, Texas – Comal County investigators believe they have recovered the body of Shana Alison DiMambro, though positive identification is still pending.

The body was found around 7:50 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of Mitchell Drive by someone who was walking along the property.

DiMambro, 45, was reported missing on July 19 at her home in the 100 block of Mitchell Drive, not far from where the remains were discovered.

Her husband, Chris Anto, said she was last seen at their RV when he left for work around 7 a.m.. When he came back home for lunch, she was gone.

Search and Support San Antonio teams began searching for DiMambro on Friday night.

Vice President of SSSA Eric Herr said in under an hour, the body was found less than 200 feet from where DiMambro lived.

Herr said the remains were found on private property in a retention pond.

“You could see a human skull. You could see the deterioration of the bone in the hands and the arms,” Herr said.

Although the body was decomposing, one detail still remained.

“I saw the tattoo on her back and her husband had told me that she had a tattoo of a sunflower on her back,” Herr said.

At the time of her disappearance, DiMambro was wearing a white v-neck t-shirt, pink shorts and black flip-flops.

No arrests have been made and investigators haven’t said whether or not they suspect foul play.

Her family is aware of the investigation’s findings so far and Travis County officials are working to positively ID the remains.

We’ll bring more updates as they become available.

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