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Nanny vanishes under ‘suspicious circumstances,’ police seek man caught on surveillance

Florida police released photos of a man who they think may possibly know where a missing nanny is. Authorities are asking the public’s assistance in identifying the person of interest.

CBS reports that 56-year-old Jennifer Lynn Fulford, a mother, wife, grandmother, and nanny, disappeared from Winter Park, Florida, on Wednesday, after leaving a dental appointment at 11:40 a.m. Fulford didn’t show up to pick the children she cares fro from school, something that her husband said was extremely unusual.

“She never picked him up from school, and I haven’t heard from her since. I can’t get her on her cellphone. Her phone is off. She’s not answering texts,” her husband, Robert Fulford, said. “She’s the nicest lady, most responsible lady on the planet, and it’s just not like her to disappear.”

According to WKMG, authorities found Fulford’s purse lying on the bathroom floor of the home of her employer, but her keys, phone, and wallet were missing. They also found her gray 2015 Hyundai SUV in Orange County on Thursday. Further, police pulled surveillance footage from a local bank and spotted a man pulling money out of the nanny’s bank account. Family members said they aren’t sure who the man is.

Since the person of interest wore a Workout 32789 shirt in the surveillance footage, detectives reached out to company. The company posted a statement on indicating that the man in the surveillance footage never worked for Workout 32789 and isn’t affiliated with the business in any way.

“We are also following up on a lot tips that we have received on behalf of the individual who used Mrs. Fulford’s ATM. That information has led to several leads.” Winter Park Police Chief Michael Deal said on Friday. “And as you can imagine, that takes a lot of time to follow up on each and every one of those, which we are doing and we would also encourage the public to provide us with information and leads to follow up on.”

The Winter Park Police posted the nanny’s photo on Facebook, along with information they hope can help lead to her whereabouts.

Jennifer Lynn Fulford 56 years old Approx. 5’06/ Strawberry blonde hair average…

Posted by Winter Park Police Department on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

 

“Jennifer Lynn Fulford is missing from the 100 block of Webster Avenue. Further investigation determined that it appears to be under suspicious circumstances. Mrs. Fulford was last heard from at 11:40 A.M. on September 27th. Mrs. Fulford drives a 2015 grey Hyundai Sport Utility Vehicle bearing Florida tag number IKZB52. The vehicle is also missing from the residence. She is entered Missing and Endangered into FCIC/NCIC.”

Anyone with any information on Fulford should contact the Winter Park Police Department at 407-644-1313 or their crime-line at 407-423-TIPS.

[Feature Photo: Winter Park PD]