PALMS (CBSLA) – Investigators have obtained and issued a search warrant at the home of Heidi Planck, the 39-year-old mother who has been missing for nearly two weeks.
Federal agents and Los Angeles Police Department robbery detectives entered Planck’s home with drawn weapons Friday night while the hunt for the missing woman continues. Sources believe that the officers were under the impression that they could have been on their way to a crime scene.
Reports say investigators are searching all sorts of exits in the home to find evidence. Photographers are on stage as well as nearly a dozen other agents who search every room, trash, and plant boxes around the home.
There are no indications of what investigators were looking for in Planck’s home, but initial speculation says this may have something to do with Planck’s business, as her employer is undergoing a federal securities investigation into possible allegations of fraud.
An evidence cart was on site as late as 6 p.m. 23:00, with reports that some files had been detained.
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Her dog was found three hours after Planck was last seen, on the 28th floor of an apartment building in Downtown Los Angeles. So far, the apartment complex has rejected requests to search the building’s parking structure and security footage without an order.
Friends and family have speculated that unfair play should be involved, especially with the strange circumstances surrounding her disappearance and the apartment complex’s reluctance to cooperate with investigators.
Planck was last seen at her 10-year-old son’s football game and has not been seen or heard from in 12 days on October 17, she was wearing jeans and a gray sweater and was driving her gray Range Rover 2017 with a black-yellow California license plate on ‘U840X0.’
Planck is white, 5-foot-3 inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information about Planck’s whereabouts was asked to contact the LAPD’s Missing Persons Unit at 213-996-1800. Calls made outside opening hours or on weekends can be directed to 877-527-3247.
Anonymous tips can be left at Crime Stoppers by calling 800-222-8477 or submitting online at lacrimestoppers.org.
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