Police in Alabama are searching for a mother-of-four who vanished without a trace nearly two weeks ago after taking an emergency phone call at work.
Tiffany Nicole Helms, 29, of Gadsden, was last seen on February 9 when she answered a call about a family emergency.
Helms, who has four young daughters, took off from her place of employment at Rapha House Christian Homes in Gadsden at around 11.30am and has not been seen or heard from since.
Missing: Tiffany Nicole Helms, 29, has not been seen or heard from since February 9. She has four young daughters and a newly estranged husband
Mystery call: Helms took off from her place of employment at Rapha House Christian Homes in Gadsden, Alabama (pictured), after getting an emergency call
Relatives reported the woman missing on February 13. Gadsden police Sgt. John Hallman tells Gadsden Times Helms’ family are concerned because it is unlike her to go away without letting anyone know.
On Friday, a woman identifying herself as Helms’ sister posted a plea on Facebook asking people for help in locating her missing sibling.
Brittany Mewbourn writes that Helms ‘may be in severe danger,’ and that her estranged husband, George Michael Smith, is also missing.
According to Mewbourn’s post, just weeks before Helms went missing, she and Smith separated and her brother-in-law allegedly began ‘stalking’ his ex, the status update reads.
Mewbourn also notes that Smith is a convicted child sex offender and calls him ‘a very dangerous individual.’
Mom: Helms is pictured here with her four girls. She was reported missing on February 13
Rocky relationship: Helms’ sister said in a Facebook post that the 29-year-old and her husband, ex-convict George Michael Smith (right), separated just weeks ago
Police have not named Smith a suspect or a person of interest in the missing person case.
Predator: George Michael Smith, 33, has a 2013 conviction for sexual abuse of a child
Online court records indicate that a George Michael Smith, 33, from Gadsden, Alabama, has a 2013 conviction for second-degree sexual abuse involving a child under the age of 12.
The attack took place in July 2012, according to reporting by WBRC. Smith worked for a traveling carnival at the time.
Tiffany Helms’ Facebook page indicates that she and George Smith got married in February 2016.
Helms is described as 5-foot-3, weighing 240lbs with blonde hair and blue eyes. She has numerous tattoos, including two strawberries on her chest.
Anyone with information on Helms’ whereabouts is being asked to call Gadsden police at (256) 549-4500.