FRANKLIN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — After four days, there has been nary a sign of a missing woman from Franklin, New Jersey.
Police discovered some personal items not far from where the woman was last seen, and CBS2’s Raegan Medgie spoke to the woman’s mother.
The family of Tammy Kim, 26, is determined to find their only child. They have been handing out stacks of filers, filled with pictures and messages of help.
“She’s a loving person, and I want to emphasize that’s she poses no danger to anybody,” said Tammy Kim’s mother, Christine Kim.
Christine Kim did not want her face on camera, but hoped her voice would be enough as she sought help from the public in finding her daughter.
“We first thought she might be lost, because my daughter, although she’s intelligent and highly educated professional, she has heart issues,” Christine Kim said. “We don’t know what state she’ll be in right now. She definitely needs immediate medical attention.”
Franklin Borough police said Tammy Kim has been missing since Thursday, Sept. 1.
Police said Tammy Kim’s father dropped her off around 10 a.m. that day at a Starbucks in Franklin Borough, just off Route 23. At noon, police said when Tammy Kim’s dad came to pick her up, she wasn’t there.
Police said within the two hours, they found evidence that the Starbucks wasn’t her only stop.
“Through surveillance footage from local businesses, she visited Edible Arrangements,” said Franklin Borough police Detective Nevin Mattesssich.
She also went to a nearby laundromat, and police also found her cellphone three miles away in an unoccupied Sussex Bank corporate office building on Munsonhurst Road.
Her laptop was also found near the building.
Tammy Kim’s mother said her daughter is an artist and is smart, gifted and now gone.
Detective Mattessich said he was not sure yet if foul play was involved.
“We are really desperate and devastated,” Christine Kim said. “If my daughter Tammy is watching, and she doesn’t remember, please, know, we are looking for you.”
Police believe Tammy Kim may have traveled to New York City or the Asbury Park, New Jersey area, where she has friends.