Joleen Cummings, a mother of three children from Nassau County, has been missing since Saturday, May 12, 2018, after she left her workplace. Her SUV was found in nearby Yulee, but Cummings is still missing. The police are investigating the matter and have requested the public’s help in finding her.
Saturday, May 12, 2018, seemed to be a regular day at Tangles Hair Salon in Nassau County, Florida, where 34-year-old Joleen Cummings worked. Cummings worked as usual, and none of her coworkers or customers had reason to believe anything was amiss.
|About Joleen Cummings|
|Height||5 feet 2 inches|
|Address||Nassau County, Florida|
|Works For||Tangles Hair Saloon|
|LAST SEEN||12th May, 2018|
At around 5:00 p.m. on that day, Cummings left her workplace in her SUV, a beige Ford Expedition, which bore the Florida license plate number, 035KBQ.
Cummings has not been seen ever since. The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office is looking into the case of this missing mother of three children.
Alarm bells went off on Sunday, May 13, 2018, when Cummings did not show up at a Winn-Dixie in Hilliard, a town in Nassau County, Florida. She was supposed to meet her ex-husband there and pick up her three children.
Cummings’ height is five feet, two inches, and weighs 160 pounds. She has blue eyes and blonde hair and sometimes uses the last name “Jensen.”
The 34-year-old studied at the Aveda Institute Jacksonville in Florida and had been working in the hairstyling industry for several years.
Big Plans for Mother’s Day
Friends of Cummings said that Sunday, May 13 was both Cummings’ birthday as well as Mother’s Day and that she had made plans for the occasion. She even told her clients at the salon about her plans to spend Mother’s Day with her children.
Not showing up to pick up her kids was out of character for Cummings. Her boss, Jim Simmons, said that he knew Cummings for several years while she was employed at the salon and nothing was more important to her than her children.
Simmons said, “We are all very worried, it’s just so out of character for her to disappear. Her life was those children, and I refuse to believe she just took off.”
Neighbor Calls the Police
Earlier, on Thursday, May 10, 2018, deputies from the Sheriff’s Office were called to Cummings’ house. A neighbor named Megan Garcia complained about noise coming from the home.
Garcia said that she could hear the sound of things breaking in the home and said, “I heard more stuff breaking than I heard him.”
The noise got so bad that Garcia called the police.
Garcia explained, “Once I heard she was screaming at the kids to get into the room, that’s when my alarm went off.”
When the deputies reached Cummings home on May 10, she told them that an ex-boyfriend was at her home and had broken things inside.
The ex-boyfriend ran away into the woods near Cummings’ house when the deputies were called because he had an active warrant out for his arrest in Nassau County, Florida.
SUV of Missing Woman Found
Cummings’ SUV was found in the parking lot of a Home Depot on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 15, 2018. But Cummings herself was nowhere to be seen.
Evidence technicians processed the SUV before it was towed away.
Sheriff Bill Leeper said that there were no signs of violence in the recovered SUV or Cummings’ Hilliard home.
Ex-Boyfriend Gets Arrested
Another development that took place on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, was that Cummings’ ex-boyfriend, Jason Gee, was arrested due to a violation of probation for a 2017 drug charge. He was ordered to be held without any bond.
Gee has been charged with violating a felony probation and two counts of possession of a controlled substance without any bond.
Sheriff Leeper said that while there are no charges against Gee for Cummings’ disappearance, he refused to answer any questions about her. Instead, he demanded a lawyer to be present.
Gee is now considered to be a “person of interest” in this case.
How You Can Help
According to the missing person report filed with the police, Cummings’ ex-husband told the deputies that Cummings had taken off before as well.
The investigation into Joleen Cummings disappearance is still on. So, if anybody has any information, they should contact Detective Herrington at the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office at 904-548-4003.