(Germantown, TN) Germantown Police are looking for a woman who hasn’t been heard from since Monday evening.
It all started when 33-year-old Heather Palumbo-Jones, a kindergarten teacher, failed to show up for work Frayser Elementary.
As every hour passes concern over her well-being grows.
A squad car guarded Jones' home Wednesday afternoon.
“I hope that she is found,” said neighbor, Karen Goss. “Of course, we are all concerned especially if something happened close to us, but hopefully, that's not the case and she will be found and everything will be resolved.”
Fears grow for family members, friends, and neighbors over the missing mother and wife. Goss watched as Investigators combed the property, looking for any evidence.
Police aren't saying where Jones' children are, but will say so far foul play is not suspected.
Jones' house was found locked up, with her car in the driveway.
Police say her purse, keys and cell phone were gone.
People reached out to News Channel 3 after Jones failed to show up to Frayser Elementary on Tuesday.
“Those children need their teacher and I'm sure their hearts are heavy too,” said Goss.
That's why counselors are on hand at the school for students who may be asking, ‘where is Ms. Jones?’
“We're really focused on our kids in the Frayser Elementary community today,” said Elliot Smalley, the Achievement School District’s Chief of Staff. “Certainly [we have] heavy hearts and keeping Ms. Jones in mind with our thoughts and prayer.”
If anyone has seen Heather Palumbo-Jones or knows anything about her disappearance, you're urged to call Germantown Police at 757.7300.