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2 months later: No update on missing Richmond mother

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Posted at 1:06 PM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 13:06:18-05

RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) — More than two months later, there is still no sign of 48-year-old Ella Jackson who vanished from her Richmond home Sunday, Oct. 20.

Friends of the family said Tuesday, New Year's Eve, is her birthday. They would like nothing more than to have her home safe again.

Jackson, who is also known by her previous married name Ella Hans, has shoulder length black hair. She is 5'8 and weighs 150 pounds.

Her oldest son, Phillip Hans, told us just days after her disappearance that it's unlike his mother to be gone even one day. He said her longest trips from home were to the grocery. He said on Sunday, Oct. 20 his mother shared a message with a photo of her walking one of her dogs at Million Park in Richmond not far from her home.

"Everything of hers is at the house, she wouldn't leave her kid behind, her car is there, her phone is there," he said. "All her stuff is there."

Jackson was last seen wearing khaki-colored cut shorts, black and white shoes, black sleeve Under Armor shirt and hoop earrings.

Hans went on to say Jackson would never abandon her five-year-old son or small dog.

LEX 18 has learned police searched all of Jackson's social media accounts and bank cards and found no activity on them. Officers say her husband is cooperating in the investigation. Glenn Jackson, an EKU english professor, told us in October he believes Jackson left on her own. That's a theory her adult son and ex-husband don't believe.

If you have any information on Jackson's whereabouts, call Richmond Police. Detectives continue to work vigorously behind the scenes.