Police Need your Help to Find Missing Teacher

(Memphis) Germantown police are looking for solid information in the disappearance of a mother.

It’s been a week since anyone’s heard from Heather Palumbo-Jones, a mother of two who teaches at Frayser Elementary School.

Authorities spent the weekend combing the area around her house.

“We are very concerned and we are just looking for some information,” said Deputy Chief Rodney Bright of the Germantown Police Department.

When you don’t have much to go on, you stick with the obvious.

That’s what Germantown police did this weekend when they searched two ponds near the house of Palumbo-Jones.

She’s been missing since last Monday night.

Searchers used a robotic camera to look under the water for anything, for any signs of where the school teacher might be.

“Do you have other bodies of water that you plan to search?” asked Reporter Sabrina Hall.

“Not at this time, no,” said Bright.

“So you just wanted to check your bases, is that it?” asked Hall.

“Exactly. We searched the property of her house. In fact, we swept it again over the weekend as well.”

Bright says, at this point, they need to find her body or Palumbo-Jone’s purse or cell phone to point investigators on where to go, where to search.

Germantown police plan to question Palumbo’s husband, Chris Jones, again.

“I have been interrogated thoroughly,” he said Friday.

So far, Jones hasn’t been named a suspect but family and friends say he had been aggressively stalking Palumbo for weeks.

He admitted Friday to having an argument with his wife the night she disappeared.

“She’s just attacked, attacked, attacked and I don’t know how to bring her to a place of understanding,” said Jones.

“A lot of people want to know why isn’t Chris Jones in jail right now,” said Hall.

“We just don’t have anything that would let us go down that avenue right now,” said Bright.

Without a body or much to go on, police are still calling this a missing person’s case.

If you think you might have seen anything out of the ordinary Monday night or have come across possible evidence, you’re asked to call Germantown CrimeStoppers 901-757-2274.

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