War on drugs kills three more –
July 26, 2020 – A missing Forney mother found deceased in Farmers Branch on Thursday most likely died of an overdose and her two children subsequently perished due to a heat stroke after being left in their car seats in the back of their vehicle for more than a day according to law enforcement officials and the family.
Natalie Chambers, 31, was reported missing by family members to the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) late Wednesday afternoon after she and her two daughters, 4-year-old Izabel and 2-year-old Elise, never arrived at playdate in Grapevine earlier in the day.
Friends and family were immediately worried about Chamber’s disappearance because of a history of drug and alcohol abuse and her recent bouts with depression according to a family member who did not wish to be identified.
“Natalie had struggled in the past but had gotten some help and was an amazing mom. Recently, during COVID she had become more depressed and had obviously relapsed,” the family member tells inForney.com. ‘We are all devastated that the girls had to witness such a tragedy and suffer themselves.”
Friends, family and law enforcement spent Wednesday night into Thursday morning searching frantically for Chambers and her children. The case did not meet the qualifications for an Amber alert according to authorities.
According to doorbell camera video first obtained by WFAA Channel 8 reporter Rebecca Lopez, the footage shows Chambers leaving her Forney home early Wednesday with a time stamp at 8:06 a.m. for a playdate in her hometown of Grapevine.