Law enforcement scrutinizing background of missing nurse Zulma Pabon

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CHESTERFIELD, Va. -- Law enforcement involved in the search for Zulma Pabon are covering more than 16 miles to find evidence; from the home located on Terrace Arbor Circle, where Zulma lived with the father of her four-year-old son, to the trailer park off Jeff Davis Highway where her car was discovered Monday

Former FBI agent Jim McNamara said Zulma’s car, and its location may be a huge clue

"Could mean one of two things,” McNamara explained. “Something bad has happened to her, and the offender put the car there to mislead police, or after something happened to her, someone could've stolen the victim’s car.”

Eveyone who knew Zulma well said that she never visited the trailer park, and her car being found there only deepens the mystery of her sudden disappearance.

Zulma Pabon

Zulma Pabon

Zulma, a 26-year-old nurse and mother, was last seen on Friday, June 6. She was reported missing three days after she was last seen, by colleagues at St. Francis Medical Center. Friends say a man she lives with is a doctor that practices at Sheltering Arms.

"There’s a public perception of her -- everyone knows her as a nurse, a devoted mother who goes to work and does a good job raising her kids,” McNamara said.

“Right now detectives are looking at the contrary though; seeing if she has any substance abuse or mental problems and if that comes up empty they will lean towards her being a victim of a violent crime."

That news is troubling for all of those who know Zulma and are praying for her safe return

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

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


  • Holly Albrecht (@JellyBeanVA)

    So IF she has substance abuse or mental issues…she CAN’T be a victim of violent crime?? That statement sits wrong with me and I hope it will sit wrong with others too! “Right now detectives are looking at the contrary though; seeing if she has any substance abuse or mental problems and if that comes up empty they will lean towards her being a victim of a violent crime.”

  • Gail

    If she lived with the father of her 4 year old son, why were her coworkers the ones to report her missing 3 days after she was last seen? Why didn’t he report it right away? Is he a person of interest?

  • Amanda

    Is this even being investigated anymore? What about the “quiet boyfriend” of hers? Why is he not the prime suspect?! The fact that he didn’t report her missing, would’ve been my first implication! The fact that he’s not cooperative would’ve been the second! Third, never showing his face on tv, pleading for the safe return of his girlfriend. Last BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, the fact he fled! Come on now! Have you searched their house? Was anything found in the car?! I feel updates are necessary, this a human life we are talking about! A friend, mother, sister, daughter, people need answers and someone needs to be brought to justice!! Dig deeper. Something is not right and not adding up in that relationship!

  • Adrienne rivera

    I went to LPN school with Zulma. I lost contact with her after moving to California however the time we were in school together she was a kind person and friend. Is it because she is Hispanic that the cops haven’t continued the search. She was a calm person and acted much older than her age. It’s not fair to her son, family, and friends that love her to not know what happened to her.

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