Massive search underway for missing Hartford mother

Tashauna Jackson
Tashauna Jackson
Tashauna Jackson

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A massive search is underway in Hartford’s Keney Park for a mother who disappeared one week ago.

The family of 23-year-old Tashauna Jackson is now holding out hope for her safe return.

“Right now I got so many mixed emotions,” said Tasha Fitch, Jackson’s mother. “I can’t choose one right now.”

According to Deputy Chief Brian Foley, Jackson was last seen getting into a car not far from Keney Park with a man she knew. That’s the last time anyone heard from her.

“A lot of indicators in this investigation have led to some great concern for us,” said Foley.

Family, friends, and members of the community came together Tuesday morning to begin searching for Jackson. They made their way through the woods and thick brush looking for anything that would help the investigation. They joined countless police and 13 K-9 units.

Right now police are not saying what leads them to believe Jackson is in the woods. They tell News 8 they have searched the car she was last seen getting into and spoke to the driver. Right now he is not a suspect.

As the search is ongoing, many are also thinking of Jackson’s five-year-old son.

“He knows a little about what’s going on. But I don’t want him to know everything,” said Fitch.

Anyone with information about Tashauna Jackson’s whereabouts is asked to call Hartford police at (860) 757-4000.

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