It’s been more than a week since 41-year-old Kameela Russell, a mother of two and an employee with Miami-Dade County Schools, disappeared.
Russell, a test chairperson at Miami Norland Senior High, was last ween by her family in the 800 block of Northwest 203rd Street in Miami Gardens on May 15. She had reportedly pulled up in front of her aunt’s driveway to pick up her 6-year-old daughter before she seemingly vanished.
Mere seconds later, Blyden said that without picking up her daughter, her niece and the car she was in was gone.
“I text her and I said, ‘Where are you?’ I said, ‘You were in the driveway just now, and now you’re not here. Where are you?’” Blyden said. “I didn’t get an answer.”
There has been no sign of Russell since.
Her family said it is unlike Russell to disappear with no message.
“She’s got two girls, and they need to have their mom,” Blyden said.
Her disappearance has also bothered students at Norland.
“It’s very crazy. I used to see her around a lot, always a smile. It was a real shock to see her missing and everything,” student Jamal Moss said. “I’m very concerned. I hope she’s like OK, and they find her soon.”
Miami Gardens Police Department and Miami-Dade Schools Police are working together on the investigation. Investigators say they have not ruled out foul play.
Anyone with information on Russell’s whereabouts is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
Russell was last seen wearing gray leggings, a striped shirt and sneakers, with black and purple braids in her hair.