The disappearance of a 30-year-old East Hampton woman, who hasn’t been seen in over week, is now being considered the result of a criminal act, police announced Wednesday.
Jini Barnum left her East Hampton home around 11 p.m. on July 28 after . She also left behind her six-week-old child and, since that day, has had no contact with family or friends, police said.
In a news release issued Wedneday morning, the said it is now conducting a comprehensive criminal investigation into the missing woman's case. The department did not specify what that investigation entails.
Barnum is a white female, approximately 5’2” and 160 pounds. She has blonde/red hair and numerous tattoos and piercings and she also wears eyeglasses. Barnum was last seen wearing jeans and a dark colored T-shirt, her hair was pulled back and pulled into a ponytail.
Barnum is also an involved member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 681 in Middletown. Ann King, a member of the Eagles, the fact Barnum left her child just "didn't make sense." The organization is reportedly conducting its own search in addition to the police search.
Police are asking that anyone who has seen Barnum or has any information as to her whereabouts contact the East Hampton Police Department at 860-267-9922.
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