FORT BEND COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — The body found in a vehicle submerged in a Texas creek Monday morning has been identified as missing Richmond mother, Allison “Allie” Chapman Kempe.

Kempe, 41, was last seen Friday leaving a restaurant in Katy.


Authorities say Kempe died in what appeared to be an accidental drowning at Jones Creek.

The vehicle pulled from the creek matched the description of Kempe’s white 2020 Acura MDX.

Deputies said the car became visible as water levels in Jones Creek receded following heavy rains last week. Her car was found submerged in the creek about 1,000 feet north of FM 359.

“The investigation of this tragic incident is ongoing by our team,” said Sheriff Eric Fagan. “I request that your thoughts, prayers and respect for privacy be extended to Allison’s family during this difficult time.”

Kempe left a restaurant in the 6300 block of FM 1463 around 10:30 p.m. Friday. Investigators said she was believed to be headed home in the Richmond area of FM 359 and FM 723, but never showed up.

Kempe leaves behind two young boys, ages 5 and 7.


Geo quick facts: Fort Bend County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. According to 2019 census estimates, its population was 811,688 and Texas’s 10th-most populous county – Wikipedia.