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VSP concerned about safety of missing Townshend woman

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TOWNSHEND, Vt. -

The search for a missing Townshend woman continues.

Helen Holmes was last seen Friday and no one has heard from her since.

"There isn't anybody in this valley that doesn't know Helen," said Steven St. Peter, Helen's husband. "Everybody loves Helen. And everybody has been out."

St. Peter and others have scoured the trails behind their Townshend home looking for Helen -- with no luck.

"Everybody has been out doing their part to bring Helen home," he said.

The 59-year-old registered nurse has been missing since Friday morning, when St. Peter says she left a note asking him to take care of the animals -- and saying she'd be back. But no one has seen her since.

"It's very strange. It's an incredible feeling of loss. The amount of things Helen took care of was just incredible," St. Peter said.

Police say it's out of character for Holmes -- who also took one of her dogs -- a pitbull mix -- and gave it away the day before. They don't know who she gave it to and have not been able to trace her either.

"We've checked financial activity, Facebook, the usual, cellphone – nothing," said Major Ed Ledo with Vermont State Police.

Now police are trying to create a timeline of events -- difficult, since she has not reached out to family or friends.

"We do have concerns that she's had a lot of pressure in her life with a lot of things going on, but nothing to indicate that this would be suspicious," explained Ledo.

Holmes was driving a 2010 red Subaru Forrester. The license plate is DAK 316. If you have any information about her -- the car -- or the dog she gave up -- please call Brattleboro State barracks at 802-254-238.

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