Police in southern California have reportedly obtained surveillance footage video from a downtown Los Angeles building where a missing woman’s dog was found abandoned the same day she was last seen.
As previously reported, 39-year-old Heidi Planck vanished on October 17 after leaving her son’s football game at halftime. Her ex-husband Jim Wayne was also at his son’s game said Planck was “distracted” when he last saw her. Wayne reported Planck missing on October 20 after she failed to pick up their son at school according to schedule.
Planck’s dog was found by residents of a downtown Los Angeles high rise about 12 miles from her home on October 17. It is not clear exactly how the resident connected the dog to Planck, as there have been conflicting reports involving possible text messages sent to Planck’s phone, which was left behind at her Palms home. One report indicates Wayne learned of the dog being found when he saw text messages on Planck’s phone from the person who found the dog; another says he tracked the dog via the pets microchip.
Planck works as a controller for Camden Capital. The company’s managing partner Jason Sugarman is under investigation for an alleged $43 fraud scheme. Wayne has said he believes Planck’s disappearance may be connected to Sugarman’s alleged crimes. The ex-husband told Fox News that he got a call on October 21 from a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) official, asking him about Sugarman.
“I don’t know how she got my name and I don’t know how she got my number, but she called me and started asking me questions about Sugarman,” he said. “Something’s dirty here.”
Police have not said whether they believe Planck is a victim of foul play, and have not named any suspects in her disappearance.
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