SEAGOVILLE, Texas – A school employee from Texas has mysteriously disappeared, sparking concerns of potential foul play after a friend received a series of unsettling text messages. Jennifer Mendez Olascoaga, a teacher’s assistant at the Dallas Independent School District, was last seen in late September. Her family reported her missing to the Seagoville Police Department this past Sunday.
Olascoaga’s family was in the process of filing the police report when they were shown a series of disturbing text messages sent to a friend of hers. The friend, who has not been identified, was the last person known to have been with Olascoaga. The text messages, which were shared with the family, contained ominous threats and suggested that Olascoaga would never be seen again.
The Seagoville Police Department has acknowledged the existence of these text messages but has not released any specific details about their content. However, a statement released by the department on their Facebook page on Tuesday indicated that the messages suggested foul play might be involved in Olascoaga’s disappearance.
According to Marco Barroso, Olascoaga’s brother-in-law, the text messages were sent from an unknown phone number. The family also reported that Olascoaga’s car was last seen on a surveillance camera at a mobile home park on September 27, where she was dropping off the friend who later received the disturbing messages. The vehicle was found the next day in Mesquite, Texas, approximately five miles from the park.
Barroso expressed his belief that “someone did something to her,” as Olascoaga’s wallet was found in her car, and she was not the type to leave it behind. Attempts to reach her by phone have been unsuccessful, as her phone has been switched off, which is unusual for her. The investigation into her disappearance is ongoing.