DALLAS – A body found in a portable toilet near Waco has been identified as a Southern Methodist University student reported missing late last week in Dallas, police said Tuesday.
Meaghan Bosch, 21, whose father said the family learned about two months ago that she was using cocaine, was reported missing Friday.
Authorities said that construction workers found her body Monday in a portable toilet in Hewitt, located just south of Waco. She was apparently placed there and there were no obvious signs of trauma, authorities said. The cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner.
Her family said that she was last heard from Thursday afternoon when she sent her ex-boyfriend a text message saying she was at the home of a drug dealer.
After Bosch missed dinner with her boyfriend Thursday evening, he told her parents Friday that she never showed up, according to the family. Her parents then contacted Dallas police.
Bosch's truck was found at her off-campus apartment. The vehicle was unlocked and the keys were inside, police said. Her family said that her apartment was locked.
"The police don't think she was abducted because there were no signs of a struggle," said her father, Joseph Bosch.
"They think she may have gone off on her own or went with someone she knew."