Posted: Dec 13, 2012 3:20 PM by Melissa Anderson - MTN News
Updated: Dec 13, 2012 3:20 PM
HELENA - An exhaustive search has come up with no leads yet in the suspicious disappearance of Angelica Melody Gray, a 22-year-old Helena mother of two.
Gray has been staying at the YWCA with her two children since May. She was last seen on Tuesday at around 5 p.m. by staff.
She was reported missing on Wednesday morning, after her children reportedly were left alone in the room.
Gray's truck was found parked outside as usual, but the children's car seats had been taken out and left in the snow. She didn't take her keys, purse or cell phone, but was last seen on a surveillance video in the area walking away.
Authorities combed the area in a grid pattern on Wednesday night, going door to door, but had no luck in locating the young woman.
Gray's husband, Joshua, is and has been in the Lewis & Clark County jail following a domestic dispute several months ago. In that incident, he shot himself during a struggle with police. Angelica was unharmed.
Their two children, ages 3 years and 9 months, are in the custody of child and family services.
On Wednesday, Helena Police Chief Troy McGee said, "The children appeared at one of the other residences, knocking on their door. They are 3 years old and one is 9 months old, and had been alone all night and indicated they didn't know where there mother was. The car seats for the children were outside on the sidewalk. The keys for her vehicle are in the car seat. The vehicle is still there. Her purse is still there, her cell phone is still there, and we're asking for the public's help on trying to locate her."