Mother missing for three days found dead in SUV with her three young children alive beside her

Christine Thi Woo 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A routine trip to the store turned into a tragedy when a mother died while her young children were at her side.

Christine Thi Woo of Texas, took her children shopping, but she never returned home.

Her husband Brandon, reported her and her children missing. Police in Frisco, launched a search, but it took them three days to locate the woman’s SUV.

To everyone’s shock, her body was found alongside her three children in the parking lot of a Target in McKinney.

The children, Lauren Woo, 5, Nathan Woo, 3, and Leah Woo, 1, were severely dehydrated. They were rushed to a hospital, where they are recovering.

Police said that the truck was just across the street from the McDonald’s, where credit card records showed that she took the children three day earlier.

Police spokesman Jeff Inmon said that an autopsy will determine how the woman died as there were no signs of trauma on her body.