Police seek help from public in missing Connecticut mom case

Police on Saturday urged members of the public to come forward with any information that might help them narrow their search for Jessica Edwards, a South Windsor mother who was last seen by her husband Monday morning.

Associated Press

May 15, 2021, 9:09 PM

Updated 1,099 days ago

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Police on Saturday urged members of the public to come forward with any information that might help them narrow their search for Jessica Edwards, a South Windsor mother who was last seen by her husband Monday morning.
“We’re at a point in time where we need help from the community to move forward with this investigation,” South Windsor Police Sgt. Mark Cleverdon said during a news conference. Asked if foul play may be involved in the woman’s disappearance, he said police “certainly haven’t ruled anything out.”
“We don’t want to discuss any specifics but our investigators are looking into every angle,” he said. Cleverdon also spoke directly to Edwards, asking her to come forward and let police know she is OK.
Cleverdon said neighborhood canvasses and searches near Edwards’ home using police dogs and aerial support have so far turned up no signs of the 30-year-old, married mother of a 7-month-old boy. Cleverdon said police hope to learn from the public about other places where Edwards may have visited.
“As far as physical addresses other than her area, we don’t have much to go on. So we’re looking to see if anyone can put her anywhere else that can help us kind of expand our physical search,” he said, noting that a regional digital investigations unit has also been working to establish a “digital footprint” for Edwards.
The missing mother had visited her sister and mother last Sunday in nearby East Hartford, police said. The Hartford Courant reported that Edwards’s husband told police his wife left their condominium early Monday. Police have said she did not take her own vehicle and her phone is turned off and has not yet been located.
The Manchester Community College student missed a clinical class at Hartford Hospital that morning. The Hartford Courant reported that her sister, Yanique Edwards, said an email was sent to her sister’s professor at about 2:20 a.m. on Monday saying she would not be attending the clinical session. But Yanique Edwards said it was strange for her sister not to notify the hospital as well.


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