Police Search Landfill for Missing Florida Hairdresser — and Coworker Seen Discarding Trash Bag Is Suspect

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Authorities have narrowed their search for the body of a Florida hairdresser missing since May, zeroing in on a Georgia landfill where local police and FBI agents are combing through truckloads of trash.

Investigators provided an update on the disappearance of Joleen Cummings on Monday, announcing the FBI had joined the search for the woman who went missing in May and is presumed dead.

The 34-year-old mother-of-three was reported missing after she failed to pick up her children on Mother’s Day.

Days later, police arrested 50-year-old Kimberly Lee Kessler in connection with the case. Kessler worked with Cummings at Tangles Hair Salon and was allegedly the last person to see her alive.

Kessler is a suspect in Cummings’ disappearance, authorities have said. She is currently jailed on a grand theft auto charge for allegedly stealing Cummings’ car.

 

 

 

 

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Authorities have said Kessler was allegedly seen discarding a “normal size white trash bag” in a dumpster in Florida. That trash ended up at Chesser Island landfill in Folkston, Georgia.

Authorities have not revealed if anything of significance has been recovered during their search of the landfill.

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