The Dallas County medical examiner has confirmed the body found Tuesday in a southern Dallas garage is that of a woman who had been reported missing.
Jacqueline Hughes, 34, was last heard from on Christmas Day.
The woman's brother, Clifton Hughes, told NBC 5 that she sent text messages on Christmas Eve that said she was at the address where police eventually found her body.
Police were called to the home Tuesday in the area of Castle Hills Drive and Bishop College Drive, near Paul Quinn College.
One day prior, Dallas police investigators said they received information that led them to believe Jacqueline Hughes may be in danger.
Her family says she would never leave her two daughters or not call them.
The medical examiner has not provided a cause or manner of death.