More than a month after she went missing, 48 year old Michelle Reynolds has been found safe in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her family has been notified and are on their way to bring her back home.
According to the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office, the Louisiana State Police helped locate Michelle.
On the morning of September 22, 2022, Michelle Reynolds visited a counselor and returned home around 9:00 am.
Around noon, Michelle told her daughter that she was gonna get something to eat and stop at the bank before heading out in her car, a 2018 gray Lexus NX 300.
When her daughter returned home from school, Michelle was nowhere to be seen. Michelle Reynolds never returned home and hasn’t been heard from since.
Her husband filed a missing person’s report with the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department when he couldn’t contact her.
On the evening of September 23, 2022, Michelle Reynolds’ vehicle last pinged to an area in New Orleans. Louisiana, about 350 miles away from her home, according to her car’s geotracking service.
At 12:01 p.m, Reynolds was captured on security footage parking her car on Saint Peters Street, an area close to the Mississippi River. She sat in her car for about twenty minutes before she got out and walked away.
Around 4:00 p.m, Michelle was seen walking south on Constance Street towards the Pontchartrain Expressway. This is the last confirmed sighting of her.
On September 24, 2022, Michelle’s vehicle, a Gray 2018 Lexus NX300 with license plate RSV-2914, was found abandoned on Saint Peters Street in New Orleans. Her purse, wallet, driver’s license, credit cards and cell phone were found inside.
Authorities conducted a search in the area near the Mississippi River and its banks with the help of nonprofit organization Texas EquuSearch and a helicopter but found no signs of Michelle.
According to her family, Michelle didn’t have any friends or family in southern Louisiana where her car was found. Her phone, bank account, and social media have had no activity since she disappeared.