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Concern for missing 44-year-old woman

Concern for missing 44-year-old woman

Tuesday marks the fourth day in the search for a missing 44-year-old Brantford woman.

Eugenia, also known as Jenny, was last seen on Friday at Brock and Visser Funeral Home in Woodstock, where she works as a funeral director.

“She left at the normal time, around 5:00 or 5:10 (pm),” Pam Gerber, co-owner of the funeral home, said in an interview with CTV News. “She never made it home to Brantford. The security cameras were checked and she left the parking lot at the funeral home.”

Stephanie Van De Ven, her good friend of 40 years, said that Jenny should actually have gone home to her husband and two daughters.

“Somewhere about 15 minutes from her work, on Concession 4 at Burford, is where she was last heard from,” Van de Ven explained. “She had sent a text message to her daughter and police tracked her mobile phone to this general area.”

Jenny in a photo without a date. (Submitted by Lisa Palmer)

According to Brantford police, she was last seen in Woodstock wearing business attire including a navy blazer and skirt, a white shirt and black wedge heels.

Jenny may be driving a black 2009 Audi A6.

She is described as being approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall, of slim build, with long curly brown hair, brown eyes and tanned skin.

Those who know her best say her disappearance is completely out of character.

“She loves her family. She loves her job,” Van de Ven insisted. “She’s a great person and she would never do this.”

Jenny in a photo without a date. (Submitted by Lisa Palmer)

Gerber said Jenny is like family to the rest of the funeral home staff and that she cares deeply about her work.

“She is such a respected funeral director. She cares so much about the families and does her job well. She loves her daughters so much. They mean the world to her.”

Brantford Police said they were not available for an interview and could not share any updates on the case. Their investigation, they added, continues.

“The Brantford Police Department is concerned for the welfare of Eugenia (Jenny) and is asking for assistance from anyone with information that may assist in locating the missing person,” the release said.

Anyone with information on Jenny’s whereabouts is asked to contact Brantford police at 519-756-7050. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online to Crime Stoppers, or by phone at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.