A TEACHER who disappeared without a trace is believed to be in danger after her friends received frightening text messages in the days following her disappearance.
Jennifer Mendez Olascoaga, 24, was last seen on September 27 and is considered endangered.
“When we found out that she never came home that Wednesday night, that was an indication that something was going on,” Litzy Mendez, Olascoaga’s cousin, told the local FOX affiliate KDFW.
“She always makes it home, she was very punctual at work, she didn’t show up the next day, we said it’s not okay, something is going on.”
According to Seagoville, Texas police, Olascoaga is a teacher’s assistant in the Dallas Independent School District and did not show up for work on September 28th.
Her vehicle was last seen on surveillance cameras around 8 p.m. on Sept. 27, family members said.
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According to KDFW, the car was seen at Creekside Mobile Home Park in Seagoville, where Olascoaga was dropping off a friend.
But Olascoaga’s car, a white 2015 Buick La Crosse, was found the next day abandoned at an intersection in Mesquite, which is about 14 miles northwest of Seagoville.
“When we looked at it, it didn’t look unusual. There was nothing unusual inside,” Marco Barroso, Olascoaga’s brother-in-law, told KDFW.
A Seagoville police officer searched the car and found Olascoaga’s wallet inside.
Her family officially reported her missing on September 28th.
In addition, her family members have shared chilling text messages they received from Olascoaga’s friends in the days after her disappearance.
“We got some random text messages, a friend of hers got them: ‘Hey, are you missing anyone?’ ‘You’ll never find her and you’ll never see her again,'” Barroso told KDFW.
The phone number from which the messages were sent could not be located, the outlet reported.
Police believe the messages indicate foul play in Olascoaga’s disappearance.
“These text messages contained content that suggested Jennifer’s disappearance could be a crime,” Seagoville police said in a statement.
Olascoaga is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 250 pounds and speaks English and Spanish.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Seagoville police.
The US Sun has reached out to Seagoville police for an update.