Cape Coral detective, family won’t give up search for missing mom

Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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Lauren Dumolo. Credit: (Provided to WINK News)

A missing mom has not been knowingly seen for 8 months, and police don’t believe she had plans to leave town.

Detectives say they have surveillance video of Cape Coral woman Lauren Dumolo applying for a job the day before she disappeared, and a string of men connected to her have a history with law enforcement.

Detectives have no suspects in the case. The lead detective says it’s frustrating, especially because this is still the only case he hasn’t solved.

Dumolo’s dad, Paul Dumolo, says he won’t give up the fight to find his daughter.

“It’s been rough, really,” Paul said. “It’s not been easy.”

Dumolo’s disappearance made national TV after airing on “In Pursuit: The Missing.

“There’s no answers, and that’s the hardest part I think because you don’t have any justice yet,” Paul said.

CCPD continues to piece together clues. Det. Nick Jones says Dumolo applied for a job at a Marathon gas station on Cape Coral Parkway.

Then, a day, later she disappeared.

“Obviously, that she wasn’t going anywhere,” Jones said. “She planned on staying in Cape Coral.”

Jones has worked tirelessly on the case. It’ been almost 9 months and still nothing.

She was last seen by her boyfriend, Gabriel Pena.

CCPD says none of the tips that have been received in Lauren Dumolo’s case have panned out. Anyone with information can contact CCPD.

“It’s frustrating for anybody,” Jones said. “There’s a lot of hard work that I’ve been put in by detectives, by members of the community, so it’s frustrating. Everybody wants answers including myself.”

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