Police say reported sightings of missing Florida mom haven't panned out

Authorities in Florida said Wednesday that there have been reported sightings of the missing Air Force veteran, but none have panned out.

Martin County Sheriff William D. Snyder said at a press conference that his office has received many tips about the disappearance of Tricia Todd. The 30-year-old Hobe Sound mother was reported missing last week after she failed to pick up her 2-year-old daughter.

Snyder said Todd’s family, friends and ex-husband have been cooperating in the investigation.

“This is still an active search,” Snyder said. “We have no plans to stop searching for Tricia Todd.”

Investigators said Friday they were looking into Todd’s “suspicious” disappearance. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office said her car was found in her neighbor’s driveway last week.

Snyder said forensics experts have examined the car, her home and her ex-husband’s car and there were no signs of a crime had been committed. He also said there were no signs of any credit card activity, despite her wallet being gone.

“There is absolutely no evidence that a crime occurred,” Snyder said. “This is a strong circumstantial case for an abduction except that some of the elements that we would see in an abduction are missing.”

Authorities continued to search for Todd Wednesday. Authorities used cadaver dogs to search an aera near the Hungryland Wildlife and Environmental Area, according to Fox 29 Palm Beach.

The Palm Beach Post reported that Todd is an Air Force veteran and registered hospice nurse.

Her ex-husband serves in the Air Force and was returning to North Carolina where he is stationed, the paper reported. Snyder said Wednesday he’s not connected with her disappearance.

A relative of his is taking care of the child, Sheriff William Snyder told the Post.

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