Collin County

Family, Friends Remember Collin County Mother

Friends and family came together to remember and finally lay to rest a Collin County mother Thursday.

The funeral for 42-year-old Almaz Gebremedhin, of Wylie, was held at St. Michael Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Garland.

Gebremedhin's body was found Monday by a search and rescue team inside her van in a Wylie pond on McMillan Road. After an autopsy, Wylie police said they determined her death was consistent with a traffic accident.

Gebremedhin went missing Oct 2 and wasn't found until her family hired a private investigator. The private investigator brought their own search and rescue team that used sonar to search all of the ponds in the area. 

Wylie police said they didn't check the pond because there was no evidence that she had left the road. They also said the autopsy made it clear that Gebremedhin did not have a medical condition that caused her to leave the road and that they are still investigating what caused her to leave the road.

Gebremedhin leaves behind her husband and two children.

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