Kimberly Lindsey: Palm Beach Country Estates woman missing, may be endangered

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Dive team and K-9 units spent more than an hour Wednesday morning searching a Palm Beach Garden Estates pond for signs of a school nurse, who has not been heard from since Sunday evening.

Kimberly Lindsey, 49, is an employee of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County. The district said she has served as a school nurse at Bak Middle School of the Arts for the past two years.

Neither a helicopter search nor bloodhounds have turned up a trace of Lindsey.  Search crews left the pond and property around noon Wednesday.

A representative from the sheriff's office said the search of the pond was not prompted from a tip but part of  standard investigative practices.

The missing woman visited her daughter on the West Coast this past weekend and arrived home Sunday night, according to Roberta Azrak, a co-worker of Lindsey.

Lindsey texted her daughter that she returned home safely, which was the last time anyone heard from her.

"The minute she didn't walk in the door (for work Monday), I knew I needed to find out, because she didn't contact me," said Azrak.

Lindsey's attorney said his client was going through a contentious divorce at the time of her disappearance.  PBSO said they have talked to her husband.

Search began Monday

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office was asked on Monday to do a welfare check at her home in the 8000 block of 154th Court North in Palm Beach Country Estates.

Deputies did not find Lindsey, but her vehicle and personal items were found in the home, said Teri Barbera, spokeswoman for Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

At her home Tuesday a man who said he was her brother did not want to talk. He was seen moving a Toyota Camry out of the driveway. 

"Puts you really on edge. It really does," said Jo Munoz, a neighbor who has resided in Palm Beach Country Estates for 25 years. "Your mind just wanders until you have the answers," she said of the missing person case. "You don't know if it's a personal thing. You don't know if it's an outside thing. Is it targeted?," she asked. "It could be anything."

Lindsey has three daughters. One has created a Facebook page to help find her mother.

A reward of $1,000 is being offered for information in the disappearance of Kimberly.

She is described as 5 feet 10 inches, 140 pounds with blonde hair and green eyes. According to the Facebook page designed to help find her, Lindsey was last seen wearing jeans and a green t-shirt which said explore, dream, discover.

Photo courtesy: Facebook

Investigators call her disappearance suspicious because her car and personal belongings were still at her house when they arrived, and her coworkers at Bak Middle School say it's unlike her not to show up for work.

"Her 200 fellow School Nurses, along with all of us here at the Health Care District, are concerned for her welfare and hope the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office investigation is successful in finding her safe and sound," the Health Care District said in a statement.

NewsChannel 5's Brian Entin and Dan Corcoran contributed to this report.

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