As police search for missing Chesterfield mom, child’s dad won’t cooperate with investigators

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – Chesterfield Police released new details about the disappearance of 26-year-old Chesterfield mom Zulma Pabon.

John Gibbs II, who is the father of Pabon’s four-year-old son, was seen returning to their Terrace Arbor Circle home about 6:39 a.m. the morning of Saturday, June 7, according to police. He was alone. Pabon’s white 2009 Nissan Altima was seen leaving the home the couple shared about 15 minutes before Gibbs was captured on a neighbor’s security camera returning to the house.

Evidence photo released by Chesterfield Police

Evidence photo released by Chesterfield Police

 

Gibbs is not cooperating with the investigation, detectives said. They added that was his Constitutional right.

Police resumed the search for Pabon Friday morning around  Commonwealth Center Parkway and Brad McNeer Parkway.

Pabon was last seen Friday, June 6 when she left work at St. Francis Medical Center. She is a nurse at the hospital. Co-workers reported Pabon missing when she failed to show up for work on Monday, June 9.

Pabon’s Nissan was located about 10 days after her disappearance.

The car was found in the Greenleigh Mobile Home Park off Jeff Davis Highway, some 16 miles from Pabon’s Midlothian home. There was no sign of Pabon.

Zulma Pabon car at Greenleigh Mobile Home Park

Zulma Pabon’s car at Greenleigh Mobile Home Park

“Police are asking anyone who was in the area of Commonwealth Center Parkway between the morning of Saturday, June 7, and the afternoon of Sunday, June 8, and may have seen Pabon’s vehicle to contact police immediately,” police said. “Investigators are also asking anyone who was in the area of Greenleigh Mobile Home Park on Saturday, June 7, or Sunday, June 8, and may have seen Pabon’s vehicle being parked, driven or towed to call police immediately.”

“Finally, surveillance cameras captured images of a white, newer-model four-door truck towing a white, four-door vehicle on Commonwealth Center Parkway at about 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 7. Police are asking the driver of that truck to contact them immediately,” police said.

Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 6:13pm 5400 Block Commonwealth Centre PKWY

Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 6:13pm 5400 Block Commonwealth Centre PKWY

Pabon’s sister previously said that there was no way Pabon would leave without taking her son. Chesterfield Police said there was no history of domestic violence calls at the address, nor any indication Pabon had ever disappeared before.

Zulma Pabon address

Pabon is described as a Hispanic female, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 145 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Zulma Pabon

Zulma Pabon

If you have information that could help investigators, call Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

49 comments

  • paula

    Have they question the boyfriend. It doesn’t matter if the police never gotten any domestic calls or not. Haven’t they seen cases where the woman is scare to call?

    • Msswiss

      I’m sure they have it’s common practice. I for one would like to see this missing person case gain national attention. I question why Nancy Grace for wh

  • Latoya Johnson

    Not to incriminate the boyfriend, but if he were totally innocent in this scenario, why wouldn’t he help investigators find the mother of his child. Something is defiantly off about that!

    • zetagurl6

      Hmmmm…let’s see. Why would a person stop cooperating with the police? Did anyone stop to think that MAYBE the police are focusing on him so much that he doesn’t want to talk to them anymore? We have seen it time and time again where police look for the easy solution, so if he was cooperating fully before and now all of a sudden he stopped….something had to have happened. Or maybe his lawyer told him to stop talking or maybe he didn’t have a lawyer but now he wants one. People are so quick to judge.

      • Belsma

        Zeta, investigators always look at the spouse/partner first. When children go missing the parents are always first on investigators list to look at and interview. As you should well know, police are going to withhold info to the public so they can effectively continue with their investigation without influence. For instance, Ms. Gifford who is missing in Lancaster..they know who she was with and obviously have some idea what happened to her, otherwise they would not be doing land and shallow water searches for her from Windmill Point up to Whitestone. They won’t divulge what they know, but they know something..

    • Dustin Cavanaugh

      Says the one suggesting someone be arrested with no probable cause or evidence. How would you feel if someone arrested you with no probable cause? We have certain protections in place for a reason. People like you are what’s wrong with the country, I swear.

      • paula

        Dustin this my last reply to you because it hard for a adult to talk to a child but here goes. You said people like me is what wrong with the country today. Let me give you piece of advice. People like you that has no understanding is taking up space & air in this country.

    • Dustin Cavanaugh

      Ad hominem, unconstitutional comments, AND a lack of understanding of the English language. What a tragedy.

  • zetagurl6

    Why haven’t they shown video footage of her car leaving the house or the area? Or where is the footage for when Mr. John Gibbs left the house? If the camera “caught” him returning then shouldn’t it have caught him leaving? (I studied Criminal and Forensic Science so I know a lot about this topic). Sometimes when the police do not have a lot to go on, they put little pieces of information out there like this in order to “scare” the person, so if Mr. John Gibbs has stopped talking, it is probably because he know he didn’t do it but police are trying to find everything to say he did. Just a food for thought….not to mention this was a young girl (26 years old) and the previous article stated that she was supposed to “hang out” with some friends the night she disappeared. Well….hmm…this is a mother of two (2) and she wants to go out late on a Friday night and “hangout”? Yeah okay, are the police investigating that POSSIBLY this is a young mother who liked to party? What about her friends that she “hangs out” with, where do they normally “hang out” and for how long?

    • paula

      Zetagurl6. Let get real. So what if she was going out with friends. Are you saying people that got kids don’t need to go out? The main point is she is MISSING. Think before you speak

      • Tom

        Paula, all zetagurl6 asked was if the police were investigating the POSSIBILITY. It is a fair question to answer if you really want to resolve the mystery.

      • zetagurl6

        Paula, I did think before I spoke/wrote. And I came from a different angle because the police seem to ONLY be focusing on the father and the news is not revealing any leads or information as to what ELSE could have happened. Yes the point is that she is MISSING; however, can we see other evidence that the police is looking into other possibilities? For example, there have been three (3) cases of missing women in Chesterfield, VA since April 2014. Is there a connection? Could this be human trafficking? So Paula, you should think before you speak,

    • Norma Jean

      Thank you Zeta. It is so refreshing to see someone actually add experience and knowledge to the topic. Most posters seem to comment just to see their opinions in print every day.

      • Robbie

        Norma Jean, if Zeta studied forensic science it was an hour or two a night watching reruns of CSI and CSI Miami. You are a fool if you think the police are going to show or tell you anything more than they want you to know. Ole Zeta knows about as much about forensics as you do.

      • zetagurl6

        Robbie,
        If you would have read my post correctly, you would have noticed I said when police do not have a lot of evidence they piece together information and then release a little bit of information. This is a scare tactic. However, Robbie, please continue to sit on the couch and do absolutely nothing with your life while I continue to work in my field, because this “Ole Zeta” is considered an Expert in her field and actually testified in a couple of cases. Obviously, you know nothing about Criminal Justice or Forensic Science or even the legal system. Wonder what degrees you have (or even if you have one compared to my AA, BS, MS, or even my Ph.D. in Forensic Science)?

      • Tom

        Robbie, you come across as too slow to be in a serious adult conversation. Oh well. That is what one gets online.

    • Shelly

      To the Forensic Science major – it would have helped your position had you LISTENED to the press conference at 10:00am. All your points were addressed in that & refuted. I find it disheartening that you would attack/bash a missing woman. Please get all the facts before you start spouting off your ridiculousness. I also find it disturbing that you say the police are so quick to judge, but yet, you sit here judging a MISSING woman. You don’t have the facts and are obviously not capable of obtaining them even with your AA, BS, MS or even with your Ph.D.

      • Tom

        Shelly, obviously you did not read Zetagurl’s comment with comprehension. Also obvious is that you are not very bright.

      • Shelly

        I read her comments numerous times before I responded. Her points are refuted in the press conference. She’s working on hypothetical situations and what she perceived the situation to be. She of all people should know better. ESPECIALLY if she testifies in court.

      • Robbie

        Listen up girls…ole Tommy boy is zeta’s happy hubby taking up for his brilliant bride. I’m betting Tommy has a bs and a PhD from the Washington School for Secretaries. Him’s mad at us and thinks I’m slow. Poor Tommy!

  • Robbie

    Zeta aka/Gil Grissom, first off you don’t get on these comment sections and tell people what the police should and should not be doing. You don’t tell people that the police are trying to scare a suspect because they don’t have the evidence needed. Congratulations on your Sears degrees because if you really were what you say you are, you are pathetic to give anyone information on how to handle a criminal investigation. Collect the evidence big mouth and leave the investigation to those with the knowledge.

    • Troll

      That’s right Robbie, lambaste anyone that has even the slightest clue of the subject matter being addressed. You can officially join the athynz village idiot club if you want.

      • athynz

        And once again you feel compelled to bring my name up. David being in your head was amusing for a second but now it’s simply annoying and creepy. I’ll give Robbie this – he at least addresses the content of the article. You simply sling insults like a monkey slings it’s poo and with about as much thought behind the action. Now sit down, shut up, and allow the adults to speak of matters that are completely over your limited mental capacity.

      • Troll

        athynz… or what? Are you threatening me? Are you going to sit your blubber fat arse on me? Blowhards like you do not scare any one. You shut up. You don’t have the brains or stability to be always showing your arse for attention.

      • athynz

        What’s matter David – mad? Tough. If you don’t like what I have to say then move on boy. I’m not going anywhere. Or you can take me up on my offer. Such a brave, brave keyboard warrior you are.

      • Troll

        There you go, slinging insults again. You don’t have anything constructive to add so you denigrate those you with whom you disagree. You are pathetic.

      • athynz

        I was channeling my inner Troll/David. Funny how you can sling your insults all day long and think it’s okay but someone else does so and you are calling them out on it. Hypocritical much David? And since you are disagreeing with me you think the comment I replied to is somehow okay? You must think so. Typical David.

  • edison cates

    start with the facts. CPD couldn’t solve a case unless it involved doughnuts stolen at a krispy kreme.

  • Latoya Johnson

    I’ll never understand why people get online, and actually argue with complete strangers over issue that don’t directly affect either of them. The egos on this cite are so thick! Everyone has to “show themselves” and how much more educated or well informed they are than the next person. I get disagreeing, but some of you really go beyond the call of duty with that. If it wasn’t so pathetic it would be entertaining.

  • DvVictor

    As we’ve seen in many of the area’s intimate partner murders, a history of no prior domestic violence calls does not have much bearing on the outcome. It certainly is coincidental he was there and now she’s poof, disappeared. Police tend to go for the obvious first as the vast majority of people murdered lose their lives to people known to them. I just hope they find her.

    • chesterfield mama34

      I agree. It does seem a bit odd. Like you said, there isn’t always a documented history of domestic violence … Sadly, it happens… and while investigators are not saying an ex, boyfriend, or spouse are always responsible for a missing person (and/or murder), they need to cover all angles and figure out motives for all suspects. It could be a random drifter that is responsible for her disappearance or a neighbor… We never know. Let’s just hope she is still alive and returns home safe. I enjoyed reading your post. :)

  • Meghan

    Very strange. She was last seen on Friday at work, then she failed to show up to hang out with her friends that night. If he were involved, there’s no way he could get to JD highway to place her car and back to their neighborhood in Arbor Terrace all in 15 minutes. And the car was seen leaving the neighborhood 15 min before he was seen on camera. Unless he had help

  • chesterfield mama34

    Wow… This thread was very entertaining. Name calling and bashing each other, when there is a woman missing. It’s truly sad that people can’t have a civilized conversation and express their opinions about this missing persons case. I hope the focus of the police and investigators remains on covering all leads and searching for new possibilities.

  • woody

    Doc . GRIBBS, was my doc for 3 months he talk highly of family,n friends.So, miss Zetacurl6 u r not the only one with so much education in criminal juctice. I had a stroke and went there .I also have enough family in the fields that we have just been told about her. We wish she was at home like all the rest of u.I have time now to ask u all If u want to walk ,look for her ! Being civilized is right we need to come together for her.The kids need their mom.Forget our education and put it to good use.Looking for her .Helping any way we can.

  • anita lynn

    Wow lets think about the girl that’s missing and if alive is she being tortured sold slaved im mean think about if that was u ; your spouse you sister your daughter !!!!
    If was one of your own would you take a were doing all we can !!!
    As far as anyone no’s shes missing !!???
    Hello I no my self if was one of mine just goes missing im going to be become the tactical team
    im going to assume the worst and no one is ruled out every one is of suspect now and if I had to walk 10000 miles insearch of answers yes i would !!!! I would not be able to take the were doing all we can shit !!!
    What another thinks or feels means gives me no answer !

  • Ess.Vee

    The boyfriend/father reeks of guilt! Yes, the law says your supposed to be “innocent until proven guilty” but that does not mean because it has not been proven YET, you are not guilty if in fact you have committed a crime. She got home from work and was waiting for him to get home so that she could go hang with friends. She later texted her friends and told them that her child’s father was going to be home later than she planned so she could not go out. For people to say that she should not have been going out because she had children is completely ridiculous!
    In weeks leading up to this she told family members the relationship was ending and she had been sleeping on the couch. So who’s to say they didn’t get into a fight when he finally got home that night? She obviously made it home. Her car is seen on camera leaving the house the next morning around 6. He is seen walking back to the house 14 minutes later. Her car was seen on camera being towed from an area near the storage facility by commonwealth 20, which is right near their house. It’s obvious he drove her car away from the house then called someone to tow it and drive it to Jeff Davis then he walked back home. And it makes him seem even more suspicious since he wasn’t even the one to report her missing. Her co-workers did on MONDAY. I truly hope the police are able to connect the dots, find the missing pieces necessary to find Zulma in whatever state she is in, so that her family can have answers and the person who harmed her faces justice. I’m praying for her small children because to be a motherless child is truly a heartache that follows a person the rest of their life.

  • Paula

    Is the car still miss? The polce don’t know who towed the car away? Probably someone the boyfriend pay to get rid of it. When or if the car can be search they can find something to prove the bf know something. He don’t want the car to be found.

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