Case of Missing Florida Mom Is 'Mystifying' Police

Interview with ex-husband reveals little: cops
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2016 8:55 AM CDT
Tricia Todd has been missing since April 27.   (Martin County Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – Police have now conducted a "long and detailed interview" with the ex-husband of missing Florida mom Tricia Todd, but they say they're no closer to figuring out her whereabouts. "Nothing in [Steven Williams'] lengthy interview … nor his polygraph exam indicated that he was involved or had any additional information about Tricia Todd's disappearance," Martin County Sheriff William Snyder tells NBC News. "It's a very, very perplexing and mystifying case." Todd, an Air Force veteran and hospice nurse, was reportedly last seen by Williams early on April 27 when she dropped off medication for their 2-year-old daughter, per People. She didn't show up for work the next morning or to pick up the child later in the afternoon.

Williams, who was filmed buying gas at 1am on April 27, told investigators he bought fuel for Todd because her car was running low. Authorities say that checks out: Todd's car had only a few gallons inside when it was found near her Hobe Sound home with the keys in the ignition. There has been no activity on Todd's phone or credit cards. "That's a circumstantial case that there was an abduction," says Snyder, noting a ground search will be cut back after nothing was discovered within a 5-mile radius. A friend says simply Todd "would never have left her daughter on purpose. That baby was her entire world." Todd's brother will file a motion for temporary custody of the child while Williams is on military duty in North Carolina, per WPTV. (This is the last known photo of Todd.)

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