TOWNSHEND -- On Tuesday, the Vermont State Police reported they were continuing their search for Helen Holmes, 59, with no good leads so far.
According to a Tuesday press release, police said detectives with the Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation continue to monitor the Townshend woman’s cell phone, social media, and financial activity while checking potential locations where she may have gone -- all with negative results. So far there are no indications of foul play, but police remain concerned for her safety because she hasn’t been heard from since Friday.
According to a Tuesday article in the Brattleboro Reformer, Holmes on Friday told her husband, Steven M. St. Peter, that she was going to tend to animals on their farm around 8 a.m. When he woke up around 10 a.m., there was a note on the butcher block that said she went for a ride.
"(It said) she’d see me later on Friday afternoon. She said, ‘I love you,’ but I haven’t heard from her ever since," said St. Peter, who was the last person who has claimed to have seen her.
Police initially received a request for a welfare check on Sept. 6 at 2 p.m., as Holmes did not arrive for a scheduled appointment.
Holmes is 5’9" and weighs 170 pounds. She has blonde hair and green eyes. Investigators are looking for her vehicle, a maroon 2010 Subaru Forester with license plates that read DAK316, registered in Vermont and due to expire in 2015.
Holmes is a registered nurse at Grace Cottage Hospital. She was scheduled for work on Monday but did not show up. The hospital posted information about her being missing. The post also stated that she is a beloved nurse "responsible for arranging for the miniature horses to come to visit a Hospice patient at Grace Cottage last year," according to the Reformer.
St. Peter told the Reformer that Holmes had won many awards during horse shows and there are currently four horses on their farm.
One of her daughters lives in Townshend, while the other lives in North Carolina. Both women grew up in the area, where Holmes has been a resident for over 30 years, according to the Reformer.
Anyone who has seen or heard from Helen Holmes since the morning of the Sept. 6 is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police at the Brattleboro Barracks at 802-254-2382. Or submit an anonymous an anonymous tip by texting "CRIMES" (274637) with keyword: VTIPS or online at http://vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.