Estranged Husband Speaks on Teacher's Disappearance

Estranged Husband Speaks on Teacher's Disappearance

The estranged husband of a missing Germantown mother and Memphis teacher is talking to the media for the first time.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - The estranged husband of a missing Germantown mother and Memphis teacher is talking to the media for the first time.

33-year-old Heather Palumbo-Jones was last seen on Monday. Police were searching for her husband, Christopher Jones, on Thursday, and they found him when he showed up for the couple's divorce hearing Friday morning.

After hours inside a Shelby County circuit courtroom Christopher Jones walked out and had no problem answering questions about his missing wife.

"Mr. Jones, what do you have to say about the disappearance of your wife?"
"What anybody who loves somebody so much would say. It's not something I can even bring myself to think about," he replied.

His comments come after a hotly contested divorce that's been dragging on for months. Court files that had been sealed were opened after his wife disappeared earlier this week. The files reveal orders of protection for the couple's two children from their father.

Also documented in the files are fights about money, power bills, previous calls to Germantown police, even a forged letter that appears to be from Christopher Jones's attorney, William Jones, who was released from representing the husband on Tuesday.

"As to the reported letter, Mr. Jones's statement to me and throughout the case was that he did not forge a letter from our office," the attorney stated. "I can't comment on what bearing that had on our decisions."

Heather Palumbo-Jones didn't show up to work at Frayser Elementary on Tuesday. Her estranged husband was at her home Monday night. He claims she was drunk, irrational, and he doesn't know what happened.

"After I left when she was in that state, she sent me a message saying that she was sorry, that she couldn't face the truth and that she wanted me to come pick up Eva," Jones said, "and that's what I did, I went and picked her up and brought her home."

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