The Mystery of the Mom Vanishing During Son’s Football Game Gets Stranger
Two weeks ago, a Los Angeles mother mysteriously fled her son’s football game and hasn’t been seen since. On October 17, Heidi Planck suddenly left her 10-year-old’s game in Downey, CA without warning along with her dog.
In a bizarre turn of events, the dog turned up hours later on the 28th floor of an apartment building in Downtown LA, 12 miles from her home. Concerned friends of Planck have claimed the apartment building management will not cooperate with a search of the parking garage or hand over any footage without a warrant.
Security footage from Planck’s home shows her leaving to head to the game with her dog, Seven. Police have not been able to locate her silver Range Rover, her purse, phone, or personal computer.
Planck’s ex-husband Jim Wayne told the broadcaster she appeared “distracted” at the game. When she didn’t turn up to pick up their son Bond at school on October 20, a missing persons report was filed.
“If you have seen anything, anything at all, we have a 10-year-old boy at home who’s looking for his mom,” Wayne told the broadcaster. “And we need to find his mom. People don’t just disappear.”
“For him not to have heard from his mother for this long — something is seriously wrong.”
The little boy shared the final text her sent to his mother after she disappeared: “Where are you?”
“I said ‘can you please call me back? You haven’t called me back two days in a row.'”
Planck’s friends confirmed she is an attentive and devoted mother who would not just disappear of her own volition.
On Friday night, police obtained a warrant to search Planck’s home; footage shows several federal investigators and agents from LAPD Robbery and Homicide division enter the house with guns drawn. The agents searched the home and left with several files and documents.
Planck is described as white, 5’3″ tall and weighs about 120 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes.
She was last seen wearing jeans and a gray sweater driving a 2017 gray Range Rover with a black-and-yellow California license plate of U840X0.