In Puzzling Case, a Teacher Goes Missing

Krista Perdue seems to have left everything behind when she disappeared Monday
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2016 12:47 PM CDT
In Puzzling Case, a Teacher Goes Missing
Krista Perdue   (Tippecanoe School Corporation)

Authorities are "puzzled" over Monday's disappearance of an Indiana schoolteacher, the Lafayette Journal & Courier reports. Samuel Perdue says his wife, 42-year-old Krista Perdue, got sick on Sunday so they slept in separate bedrooms. He says he went to check on her Monday morning after he "kind of piddled around" and discovered her missing. According to Fox 59, Samuel says he didn't hear Krista leave the house and has no idea where she would have gone. Her purse, driver's license, wallet, and car were still at their home. "It's worrisome from the get-go under circumstances like that, where she has no means, no money, no phone," Tippecanoe County Chief Deputy Steve Hartman tells the Journal & Courier. "So it's very concerning."

Deputies don't suspect foul play at this point. Authorities looked at Krista's cellphone and didn't find evidence of her calling anyone for a ride or anything that would shed light on her whereabouts or reasons for leaving, WLFI reports. A neighbor says Krista texted her Saturday night that she had just gotten back from a family vacation. The neighbor says it "would be completely out of character" for Krista, who has a 12-year-old daughter, to leave her family. Krista is a second-grade teacher at Woodland Elementary School. (Read more missing person stories.)

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