Law enforcement scrutinizing background of missing nurse Zulma Pabon

Posted at 11:25 PM, Jun 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-17 23:25:11-04

CHESTERFIELD, Va. -- Law enforcement involved in the search for Zulma Pabon are covering more than 16 miles to find evidence; from the home located on Terrace Arbor Circle, where Zulma lived with the father of her four-year-old son, to the trailer park off Jeff Davis Highway where her car was discovered Monday

Former FBI agent Jim McNamara said Zulma’s car, and its location may be a huge clue

"Could mean one of two things,” McNamara explained. “Something bad has happened to her, and the offender put the car there to mislead police, or after something happened to her, someone could've stolen the victim’s car.”

Eveyone who knew Zulma well said that she never visited the trailer park, and her car being found there only deepens the mystery of her sudden disappearance.

Zulma Pabon

Zulma Pabon

Zulma, a 26-year-old nurse and mother, was last seen on Friday, June 6. She was reported missing three days after she was last seen, by colleagues at St. Francis Medical Center. Friends say a man she lives with is a doctor that practices at Sheltering Arms.

"There’s a public perception of her -- everyone knows her as a nurse, a devoted mother who goes to work and does a good job raising her kids,” McNamara said.

“Right now detectives are looking at the contrary though; seeing if she has any substance abuse or mental problems and if that comes up empty they will lean towards her being a victim of a violent crime."

That news is troubling for all of those who know Zulma and are praying for her safe return

If you have information that could help investigators, call Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

Pabon is described as a Hispanic female, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 145 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.