‘Please let this pass’: Houston teen shares anxious Facebook post hours before her family of 6 drowned
A Texas teenager posted a heartbreaking message on Facebook hours before she and her family were swept away by floodwaters as they tried to flee Hurricane Harvey.
Devy Saldivar, 16, is feared dead, along with four of her siblings and her great-grandparents after their van was overcome Sunday by flooding while crossing a Houston bridge.
Early Sunday morning, Devy Saldivar shared her fears on social media: “No sleep & anxiety, please let this pass sooner.”
She and her family tried to escape the flooding later that day but were likely killed in the attempt.
Her great-uncle, 56-year-old Manuel Saldivar, managed to escape the flooded van, but the teen and her siblings — Dominic, 14, Xavier, 8, and Daisy, 6 — are presumed dead, as well as their great-grandparents, Belia Saldivar, 81, and her husband Manuel, 84.
The van still has not been located, and none of their bodies have been recovered.