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Investigators search home of missing Richmond woman

Posted at 6:02 PM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 06:39:42-04

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)  — Investigators are searching the home of a missing Richmond woman for any sign of where she could be.

Ella Jackson was last seen at her home on October 20. Her adult son, Phillip Hans, told LEX 18 that it is not like her to disappear like this, but so far, police say her disappearance is not suspicious.

Hans disagrees, saying he spoke with his mother over text or on the phone every day, but he hasn't heard from her since she texted him last Sunday. He also said that he does not believe his mother would leave her five-year-old son or her dog.

She was last seen in khaki shorts, a black long sleeve Under Armour shirt, black and white shoes, and hoop earrings. She is described as 5'8'' and around 150 pounds.

Ella's current husband, Glenn Jackson, tells LEX 18 that Ella asked him and their young son to leave for a long period of time last weekend and he believes she left on her own.

The Jacksons' neighbor, who would like to stay anonymous, told LEX 18's Jacqueline Nie, to her knowledge, Ella never spent more than a day away from her young son. "You never quite know what's going on behind closed doors. And when somebody offers up information of their personal life, that can be quite hard to hear, it can be difficult."

"Other than the fact that she just up and left, and no one's heard from her since. That in itself is suspicious. But a grown adult can do that. Until we discover something factual, something that's based on evidence, we tend to not lean to one side or the other," Assistant Police Chief Rodney Richardson.

Police told LEX 18's Jacqueline Nie that their search of Ella's home Tuesday is typical protocol for an investigation.