Search for missing South Florida mom and Air Force vet under way

Investigators said Friday they were looking into the "suspicious" disappearance of an Air Force veteran from South Florida who was reported missing after she failed to pick up her 2-year-old daughter.

Tricia Todd, 30, of Hobe Sound, Fla., disappeared on Wednesday. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office said her car was found in her neighbor’s driveway that day, Fox 29 Palm Beach reported Thursday.

Her keys were in the ignition, her purse was in the car, but her wallet and cellphone were missing, the station reported.

Deputies, detectives, sheriff’s posse members and Corrections Department bloodhound teams searched Friday morning for any sign of Todd from the ground and the air, the sheriff’s office reported. The search area included the woods in state parks and the neighborhood near her home.

“Marine Units are actively searching area beaches where Tricia was known to take early morning walks,” the sheriff’s office said.

She had dropped off the child with her former husband late Tuesday for an overnight visit. It was very unusual for her not to retrieve her daughter, her brother told the station.

“You could put a hurricane through her, she would (still) go pick up her daughter,” Nathan Todd said.

The mother is an Air Force veteran and registered hospice nurse, the Palm Beach Post reported.

The ex-husband serves in the Air Force and was returning to North Carolina where he is stationed, the paper reported.

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

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