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
"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.
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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