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05-11-2011, 06:51 PM
WRCB TV (http://www.wrcbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14595650)

Gail Palmgren is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 135 pounds and has blonde hair and brown eyes. Her Jeep has a black soft top and a personalized Alabama tag, EAZY ST
Gail Nowacki Palmgren, 44, who lives in the St. Ives subdivision on Ridgerock Drive, has not been seen since driving away from her home in her four-door, dark red Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.
If you have any information on her whereabouts, you are asked to call the Signal Mountain Police Department at 423-886-2123

05-11-2011, 06:52 PM
Signal Mountain police searching for missing housewife (http://timesfreepress.com/news/2011/may/06/signal-mountain-police-searching-missing-housewife/?breakingnews)
Signal Mountain police are searching for a housewife who has been missing since April 30.
Gail Nowacki Palmgren, 44, who lives in the St. Ives subdivision on Ridgerock Drive, has not been seen since driving away from her home in her four-door, dark red Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.

05-11-2011, 06:53 PM
Police searching for missing Signal woman (http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/may/07/police-searching-missing-signal-woman/?local)
Signal Mountain police are searching for a mother who has been missing since April 30.
Gail Nowacki Palmgren, 44, who lives in the affluent St. Ives subdivision on Ridgerock Drive, has not been seen since driving away from her home in her four-door, dark-red Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.
Family friend Arlene Durham said Palmgren is a devoted mother of two children, a 9-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy.

Police searching for missing Signal Woman (http://buffaloprofessional.com/news/general/police-searching-for-missing-signal-woman-chattanooga-times-free-press)
Signal Mountain police are searching for a mother who has been missing since April 30.
Gail Nowacki Palmgren, 44, who lives in the affluent St. Ives subdivision on Ridgerock Drive, has not been seen since driving away from her home in her four-door, dark-red Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.
Family friend Arlene Durham said Palmgren is a devoted mother of two children, a 9-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy.
“I think she’s so scared right now she doesn’t know what to do,” said Durham, who lives on Lake Jordan, Ala., and has been in Signal Mountain all week searching for Palmgren. “If she’s not hiding, then something happened to her. You don’t just up and leave. She’s not that type of person.”

05-11-2011, 06:53 PM
Signal Mountain police search for missing woman (http://www.wrcbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14595650)
The Signal Mountain Police Department needs your help finding a missing woman.
Police say 44-year-old Gail Nowacki Palmgren was last seen April 30th, on Signal Mountain.

05-11-2011, 06:53 PM
Family of missing woman "We've got to find her" (http://www.wrcbtv.com/global/story.asp?s=14601268)
It's been nine days since Gail Nowacki Palmgren went missing.
The Nowacki family has handed out more than 2,500 flyers in three days, hoping someone has seen her.
"I know she's going through a lot, she just missed Mother's Day," said Kevin Nowacki, Palmgren's older brother, "it hurts, I need her back."
Gail Palmgren, age 44, was last seen on nine days ago, driving her red four-door Jeep.
More... Video included...

Family continues frantic search for missing woman (http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_200886.asp)
The search for missing St. Ives subdivision resident Gail Nowacki Palmgren, who hasn’t been seen since April 30 – the day after she was involved in a disorder with her husband – continued in high gear on Monday.

05-11-2011, 06:54 PM
Husband of missing woman files for legal separation (http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_200931.asp)
The husband of a missing Signal Mountain woman has filed for a legal separation and obtained a court order giving him custody of their two children.
Gail Nowacki Palmgren has not been seen since April 30 when she dropped the children off at the family's St. Ives subdivision home.
Mrs. Palmgren’s sister, Diane Nichols of Buffalo, N.Y., is in town carrying out a campaign trying to find her sister.

Missing Tennessee Mom originally from WNY (http://www.wgrz.com/news/article/121086/37/Missing-Tennessee-Mom-Originally-From-WNY)
44-year-old Gail Nowacki Palmgren of Hamilton County, TN went missing 9 days ago after dropping her 2 kids off at home. Family from Western New York has now traveled to the state to help find her.
Neighbors told WRCB-TV in Chattanooga, that Palmgren dropped her kids off at home around 12:15 p.m. after spending time at the family's lake house in Alabama. Palmgren was last seen leaving her driveway alone in her red 4 door Jeep.

05-11-2011, 06:54 PM
Police made repeated visits to Palmgren home during week before disappearance (http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_201004.asp)
The day before her husband says she removed $30,000 worth of valuable possessions from their home – and eight days before her April 30 disappearance – Signal Mountain resident Gail Palmgren called 9-1-1 and asked for help.
The dispute between Mrs. Palmgren and her husband which prompted that call was eventually resolved after both parties “cooled down,” according to a Signal Mountain Police report dated April 22.
But the next day, according to a Chancery Court affidavit filed by 40-year-old Matt Palmgren seeking legal separation from his wife, his wife took jewelry and other valuable items out of their house.

Day 12 in search for missing woman (http://www.wkbw.com/news/local/Day-12-in-Search-for-Missing-Tennessee-Woman-From-Williamsville-121662839.html)
44 year old Gail Nowacki Palmgren was reported missing by her husband and sister on April 30th.
Thousands of flyers are being passed around in her current town of Signal Mountain, Tennessee by friends and family. "I was there for the last 4 days," Kevin Nowacki, Palmgren's brother said. "We've probably handed out close to 5,000 flyers in different towns all around the area. We're just trying to find her, we need to find her."
More... Video inlcuded...

New twist in case of missing woman (http://www.wrcbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14627648)
It's been 11 days since anyone has seen or heard from Gail Palmgren.
Gail's sister Diane Nichols, and her husband Dan, continue looking for clues.
"She's got two little kids at home that miss her very much," said Diane Nichols, "they are asking for their mommy."
But not everyone believes Gail is missing.
Her husband, Matthew Palmgren, has filed a restraining order, a request for custody of the couple's children, and possession of their home.
More... Video included...

05-12-2011, 09:38 PM
Missing woman's husband seeks custody of children (http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/may/12/missing-womans-husband-seeks-custody-children/)
A Chancery Court judge will rule in a case Friday where the husband of a missing woman is seeking temporary custody of their two children and exclusive use of their Signal Mountain home, according to court documents.
In the meantime, friends and relatives of 44-year-old Gail Nowacki Palmgren continue to plaster the area with missing-person fliers in hopes of learning her whereabouts.

Signal Mountain Police ask your help to find missing woman (http://wdef.com/news/signal_mountain_police_ask_your_help_to_find_missi ng_woman/05/2011)

Missing husband file for custody of kids (http://www.examiner.com/missing-persons-in-national/gail-palmgren-missing-husband-files-for-custody-of-kids)
Gail Palmgren has been missing since April 30, from Signal Mountain, Tennessee, and her husband is seeking temporary custody of their two children and the exclusive use of the home they shared together.

05-14-2011, 09:51 PM
Her missing Facebook link:


05-15-2011, 10:19 PM
Family searches for missing woman (http://www.newschannel9.com/news/palmgren-1001216-nichols-last.html)
The family of Gail Nowaki Palmgren, 44, has been continuing to search for the missing Signal Mountain mother since she was noticed missing April 30.
Diane Nichols drove to Tennessee from New York with her husband Dan a week ago, trying to find out what happened to her sister. "We distributed close to ten thousand fliers already and no body has even spotted her vehicle."

05-16-2011, 08:37 PM
Family and friends talked to the media today during a rally at WalMart for passing out flyers.




05-16-2011, 08:51 PM
Search continues for missing woman (http://www.myfoxchattanooga.com/story/14651377/search-continues-for-missing-signal-mountain-woman)
The family of Gail Nowaki Palmgren, 44, has been continuing to search for the missing Signal Mountain mother since she was noticed missing April 30.
More...Video included...

05-16-2011, 09:51 PM

On Saturday (http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/may/07/police-searching-missing-signal-woman/?local), April 30, 2011, [/URL][URL="http://www.tfponline.com/news/2011/may/12/missing-womans-husband-seeks-custody-children/"]Gail Nowacki Palmgren (http://www.tfponline.com/news/2011/may/12/missing-womans-husband-seeks-custody-children/), age 44, dropped off her 9 and 12 year old children at the marital residence and left (there was a ping signal to the Wal-Mart doesn't mean much of anything at this point) in Signal Mountain, TN and has not been seen or heard from since. She and the kids spent the prior night at the family cabin near Montgomery, AL, after police responded to a domestic related call, not the first time. Law Enforcement also provided a few safe telephone numbers for shelter services.

05-16-2011, 10:02 PM
Articles from the three main network affiliate TV stations in Chattanooga.

Channel 3: Missing woman's friends: "We are the only ones looking" (http://www.wrcbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14655364)

A Jeep Rubicon, identical to the one Gail Palmgren was seen last driving, was parked at Walmart Monday to show volunteers what to look for.
"If you look at 25 or 30 vehicles going down the road, you are going to see one of these," said Steve Lyner, with a local dealership who donated the car for the afternoon.

...Matthew Palmgren's attorney confirms he has been placed on administrative leave from his job at Blue Cross, Blue Shield in connection to his wife's disappearance.

Matthew Palmgren has not been charged with a crime, or named as a suspect.

Channel 9: Search Continues for Gail Palmgren (http://www.newschannel9.com/news/palmgren-1001248-button-gail.html)

"I would keep seeing the same car coming in and just turning around and stopping at one of the houses. So that was strange in itself. So after she would say that, I I started thinking and I could believe that could be true," said (neighbor Susie) Button.

Palmgren also told Button about problems she was having with her husband.

"He was having an affair with a co-worker at Blue Cross Blue Shield," Button said.

Channel 12: Search Continues for Signal Mt. Housewife (http://wdef.com/news/search_continues_for_signal_mountain_housewife/05/2011)

Searchers fear the worst.

SUSIE BUTTON, NEIGHBOR & FRIEND "I feel like she left not willingly..I feel like something was going on. I knew things were going on at the house, I really believe she was scared of something. She would never leave her kids alone..this long."

05-16-2011, 10:57 PM
http://www.newschannel9.com/news/palmgren-1001248-button-gail.html (http://www.newschannel9.com/news/palmgren-1001248-button-gail.html VIDEO (best one today))



http://www.wdef.com/news/search_continues_for_signal_mountain_housewife/05/ (http://www.wdef.com/news/search_continues_for_signal_mountain_housewife/05/ VIDEO)


05-17-2011, 01:56 AM

Missing woman search continues for Gail Palmgren

Gail Palmgren lost her job at Novartis Pharmaceuticals in June 2010. She also suspected her husband was having an affair, according to friends and family, and had discovered hotel invoices from the DoubleTree hotel and a Hampton Inn in Chattanooga, invoices that showed his name and that he had paid in cash.

“There was talk about that. She had no proof at that point,” Nichols said. “She did mention she found some things and she was going to further investigate it. She may have found something. She could have gotten concrete proof.”

Matthew Palmgren, who changed his cellphone number since last week, could not be reached for comment on the search for Gail or respond to questions raised from the hotel invoices. Attempts to reach Bryan Hoss, Matthew Palmgren’s attorney, were unsuccessful Monday.

On May 6, Matthew Palmgren filed documents in Hamilton County Chancery Court, requesting a legal separation from his wife, asking for exclusive use of their home and temporary custody of the children.

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<full article at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

05-17-2011, 02:44 PM
According to Press conference TwitCast by Callie Starnes- WRCB today: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office taking lead in investigation. Former officer, now private investigator Mike Mathis working w/ Matthew Palmgren & attorneys. Says he was hired same day as Davis & Hoss. Matt thanked everyone for their help and pleaded for Gail to come home.

05-18-2011, 06:56 PM
Search for missing woman intensifies (http://*****************/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474979336773)
Gail Nowacki Palmgren has been missing from Signal Mountain, Tennessee for about three weeks and authorities are involving the sheriff's department in Hamilton County. The search is beginning to intensify, and people are frantically awaiting some sign of Gail being safe or found.

Family pleads for woman's safe return (http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/erie/Family-pleads-for-woman's-safe-return)
It's the agony of wondering and waiting.
Wednesday morning, the family of a native western New Yorker is pleading for her safe return in Tennessee.
The missing woman's sister Diane Nichols said, "She's got two little kids at home that miss their mommy. I'm begging you please help me find my sister.
More... Video included...

Update: Police in Alabama look for missing Signal Mtn. mother (http://www.wrcbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14661367)
Eyewitness News has learned authorities in two states are now looking for 44 year-old Gail Palmgren.
The Elmore County Sheriff's Office confirms they are working with Signal Mountain Police on the case. Signal Mountain investigators made the call last week to request assistance.
More... Video included...

Family and officials speak out about missing woman (http://wdef.com/news/family_and_officials_speak_out_about_missing_signa l_mountain_woman/05/2011)
Much of the searching for missing mom, Gail Palmgren, has been carried on by friends and family.
But today it became official.
Police were joined by her sister and estranged husband to make a public plea for any information on the mother of two who disappeared a couple of weeks ago on Signal Mountain.
Diana Nichols, Gail's Sister, says, "Gail, if you're out there, some where and you hear this, please call the police, call me."
Diane Nichols, a sister to missing Signal Mountain woman Gail Palmgren, voices a tearful plea during a press conference.

Possilbe sightings of missing Signal Mountain mother (http://timesfreepress.com/news/2011/may/17/possible-sightings-missing-signal-mountain-mother-/)
Investigators into the disappearance of Signal Mountain mother Gail Palmgren said they have had reports of possible sightings of her in the tri-state area.
At a press conference held today, however, authorities have said that, while some “have been credible,” nothing has been “confirmed or substantiated.”

Sightings of missing Signal woman unconfirmed (http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/may/18/sightings-missing-signal-mountain-woman-uncomfirme/)
A news conference did little to shed light on the case of a missing Signal Mountain woman last seen April 30, but her estranged husband said “we’ve done everything in our power” to find her.

Days leading up to Palmgren's disappearance (http://www.wrcbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14669942)
We are learning more about the days leading up to 44-year-old Gail Palmgren's disappearance.
The mother of two has not been seen or heard from since April 30th.
Below is a timeline of events leading up to that day:

05-18-2011, 09:36 PM
Prayer vigil and weekend search set for missing woman (http://www.wrcbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14670002)
Posted: May 18, 2011 12:45 PM CDT Updated: May 18, 2011 1:39 PM CDT
By Callie Starnes, Anchor/Reporter

UPDATE: Police in Alabama look for missing Signal Mtn. mother

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, HAMILTON COUNTY (WRCB) - Friends and family of a missing Signal Mountain woman are planning a detailed search this weekend.

(More at link.)


Family Pleads for Gail Palmgren to Come Home (http://www.newschannel9.com/news/palmgren-1001284-matthew-family.html)
May 17, 2011 5:10 PM

"As you can tell, it's been a rough week for the entire family," said Matthew Palmgren.

Today is the first time Matthew Palmgren has spoken out since his wife went missing over two weeks ago. He and Gail's sister Diane Nichols are asking for the community's help.

(More at link.)


Matthew Palmgren on leave from BlueCross job, attorney says (http://tfponline.com/news/2011/may/17/matthew-palmgren-leave-bluecross-job-attorney-says/?breakingnews)
published Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Matthew Palmgren, the husband of a Signal Mountain woman who has been missing since April 30, has been put on administrative leave with pay by his employer, BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Palmgren’s attorney said today.

(More at link.)

05-19-2011, 09:52 PM
Missing Mom Investigation Goes To Alabama (http://wdef.com/news/missing_mom_investigation_goes_to_alabama/05/2011)
Submitted by WDEF on May 19, 2011 - 7:24pm. News

The Missing Mom case on Signal Mountain has led investigators into Alabama.

They have checked out the summer home that Gail Palmgren visited just before her disappearance.

It is located on Lake Jordan.. North of Montgomery, Alabama.

A neighbor tells our CBS affiliate in Montgomery that it doesn't look like anyone has been living there.

The last time she saw Palmgren.. She was leaving with her children on April 30th.

The last time ANYONE saw her was after she dropped off the kids on Signal Mountain later that day.

Signal Mountain investigators checked out the house today.

Meanwhile.. Friends and neighbors will continue to search the signal mountain area this weekend.

05-20-2011, 06:05 PM
The first two links come from fran in the main thread. Thanks fran!

Palmgren search takes investigators to Alabama (http://timesfreepress.com/news/2011/may/20/palmgren-search-takes-investigators-alabama/)
Authorities have received as many as 20 tips from people stating they have seen 44-year-old Gail Palmgren or her 2010 red Jeep Rubicon since she went missing April 30.

(More at link)


"Caravan for Gail" Nowacki Palmgren

The above poster is of missing mom from Signal Mountain, TN, Gail Nowacki Palmgren, age 44, last seen on Saturday April 30, 2011. Gail dropped off her 9 and 12 year old children at the marital residence and left. She has not been seen or heard from since. She and the kids spent the prior night at the family cabin near Montgomery, AL, after police responded to a domestic related call on April 29th, not the first time. Law Enforcement also provided a few safe telephone numbers for shelter services to Gail.

(More at link.)


A Missing Woman Investigation Leads Tennessee Police to Elmore County (http://www.waka.com/news/7453-a-missing-woman-investigation-leads-tennessee-investigators-to-elmore-county.html)

Thursday, 19 May 2011 10:57 pm

A mystery surrounding a missing woman, who was seen in Elmore County just before she disappeared more than two weeks ago. She's from Tennessee and now investigators from there have arrived to search for clues.

(More at link.)


ECSO joins in search for woman (http://www.thewetumpkaherald.com/news/article_be9da4a6-832f-11e0-990c-001cc4c03286.html)
Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 5:19 pm

Kevin Taylor thewetumpkaherald.com | 0 comments

Search efforts for a missing Signal Mountain, Tenn., housewife has now extended into Elmore County since her disappearance on April 30.

(More at link.)

05-21-2011, 03:30 PM
Search for Gail Palmgren expands through Alabama (http://*****************/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474979349924)
Gail Palmgren, a woman from Signal Mountain, Tennessee, has been missing for a few weeks now and the search for her is intensifying. She was last seen after dropping off her kids after a trip to Alabama. She was driving her red Jeep Rubicon.

05-22-2011, 12:52 PM
Volunteers sign up to search for missing Signal woman (http://timesfreepress.com/news/2011/may/22/volunteers-sign-search-missing-signal-woman/?local)
Friends of missing Signal Mountain woman Gail Palmgren hope to cross her home area off the list of places she could be.
About 40 volunteers turned out Saturday to show support for Palmgren and her family and sign up to search sections of the mountain today.
Volunteers would love to find Palmgren, who was last seen April 30, but they’re focusing their efforts on tracking down her missing red Jeep Rubicon with Alabama plates reading “EAZY ST.”
Several at the Signal Plaza Shopping Center parking lot worried that when Palmgren left home, she may have been distressed and gotten in an accident somewhere nearby.

05-23-2011, 12:44 AM
From WDEF TV, Sunday May 22, 2011 (http://wdef.com/news/search_expands_for_missing_signal_mountain_mom_gai l_palmgren/05/2011)

Organizers say their main goal was to find the red jeep Palmgren was last seen driving. Searchers, along with Signal Mountain police, broke out in groups to search local streets, trails
and neighborhoods.

As of 9pm, volunteers say the search was completed and all local streets were checked. There was no sign of the Jeep on Signal Mountain. Four wheelers, cyclists, horses and hikers found nothing on local trails.

Organizers plan to continue the search, but they say the main areas have been checked.

Over 50 people in 20 to 30 cars drove all of Signal Mountain. Also areas at the foot of Signal and Dunlap were also checked.

05-23-2011, 08:02 PM
ECSO joins in search for woman (http://www.thewetumpkaherald.com/news/article_be9da4a6-832f-11e0-990c-001cc4c03286.html)
Search efforts for a missing Signal Mountain, Tenn., housewife has now extended into Elmore County since her disappearance on April 30.
Gail Nowacki Palmgren, 44, last spoke to her sister Diane Nichols around 6:30 a.m. April 30, telling her sister that she was leaving her Lake Jordan home heading to her home in Signal Mountain.
So far there have been no breaks in the case according to police and Nichols.

Alabama police join search for missing mother (http://www.wrcbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14698557)
Authorities in the small town of Wetumpka, Alabama, have joined in the search for the missing Signal Mountain mother, Gail Palmgren.
Palmgren and her husband Matthew own a lake house in Wetumpka, just north of Montgomery.
More... Video included...

Searchers comb Signal for missing woman (http://timesfreepress.com/news/2011/may/23/searchers-comb-signal-missing-woman/?news)
A month after the disappearance of Gail Palmgren, about 50 local volunteers crisscrossed Signal Mountain roads and trails Sunday in search of the missing woman’s crimson Jeep Rubicon — or any other clue that may lead to her.
Volunteers, most in cars, others on ATVs or horses and several on foot, scoured a 30 square-mile region.
The search came up empty but fulfilled the goal of “crossing Signal Mountain off our list, just to make sure we’ve covered our bases at home,” said search organizer and Signal Mountain resident Clive Bonnick.

05-24-2011, 04:30 AM
WRCB Video: Alabama Police Join Search Part One (http://www.wrcbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14698557)

Video Transcription (some is paraphrased, most is quoted verbatim)

Callie Starnes reporting: For the first time her story made local headlines in Wetumpka.

Arlene Durham, friend, says every store in Wetumpka has her picture now.

Sherriff Bill Franklin, Elmore County AL: "Anywhere between Tennessee and here where she stayed . . . along that route there's probably going to be BOLOs that are put out."

Arlene Durham: "This is her territory too, where she might feel comfortable if she did leave. She could be anywhere!"

Starnes: Signal Mt. and Hamilton County police are now looking to the Lake House for answers. Thursday, they searched the home. They won't say what or if clues were found, but Alabama authorities have been asked to keep an eye on the property.

Sherriff Franklin: "Anything odd. Anything unique. Anything that's changed."

Starnes: Officers have been advised to be on the lookout for Gail Palmgren, but Franklin says Tenn. authorities are staying tight-lipped about their investigation.

Sherriff Franklin: I'm sure they're going to hold close to the vest as far as what they're working on and what they're going to share with us."

Arlene Durham: I have to face reality, and the reality is the more she's gone and the more we don't find her vehicle, she's not alive. And that bothers me.

Callie Starnes: Investigators in both TN and AL say they are still treating this as a missing persons case. We have learned though from multiple sources that a helicopter crew and dive team will be combing parts of Hamilton County this week.

Part Two Hightlights:

Callie Starnes: The weekend she went missing, the morning of April 30th, Gail abruptly packed up and returned to Tennessee, not calling to cancel plans with Durham.

Arlene Durham: "And I said, okay, and you could tell something was bothering her."

Starnes: Durham says she was helping Gail begin the divorce process and each week Gail would send her documents to hold on to. (Showing Arlene Durham holding documents).

Arlene Durham: "She knew if I had it, it was safe."

Starnes: Durham received a letter from Gail's husband, Matthew Palmgren, demanding that all items belonging to the family be returned and banning her from the Palmgren's lakefront property. She says she has also been asked not to "complicate" the search for Gail.

Letter from Matt Palmgren to Arlene Durham:

May 17 (date fuzzy on video) , 2011

RE: Return of Property
Via: Hand Delivery
Arlene: It is my understanding that you are in possession of a Security System DVR that you picked up from Best Buy in Pratville, AL, on May 2, 2011. This is my property. Please give this DVR Mike Mathis, who is the private investigator whom I have hired on my behalf. I have asked Mr. Mathis to deliver this letter to you.

Further, if you should have any other property that belongs to me or to Gail, please give the same to Mike Mathis as well.

Sincerely, Matthew Palmgren

Arlene Durham: "If anybody's missing, it doesn't matter who they are, the more people out there looking for her right away, the better chance you have of finding her."

Starnes: Police search efforts have now expanded into Alabama. Durham says she will continue looking for her friend but fears the worst.

05-25-2011, 01:35 PM
Times Free Press ~ Searchers Comb Signal for Missing Woman (http://timesfreepress.com/news/2011/may/23/searchers-comb-signal-missing-woman/?news)

The last signal from Palmgren’s cell phone was reported near Mountain Creek Road two days after she went missing.

(Note: Mountain Creek Road is at the bottom of the W-Road.)

WRCB: River Search for Missing Woman's Jeep Turns Up Nothing (with Video) (http://www.wrcbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14704919)

Each year, vehicles are pulled from a portion of the Tennessee River referred to as Suck Creek. It sits at the foot of Signal Mountain, where Palmgren was last seen, so investigators say it was worth searching.

"We didn't see anything we could dive for," said dive team member John Scruggs, "if there was anything here we hadn't seen in the past we would dive it, but right now we're just looking at wet rock."

Crews used highly accurate side-scan sonar to navigate the 50 foot waters Tuesday morning. The search lasted two hours and covered a quarter mile stretch of the river. Electronic images returned parts of vehicles, some 30 years old, but not Palmgren's Jeep Rubicon.

05-25-2011, 09:49 PM
Divers look in Tenn. River, don't find Jeep of missing Signal Mountain woman (http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/52d01e6380eb4fddb580031322451dad/TN--Woman-Missing/)
* First Posted: May 25, 2011 - 2:05 pm
Last Updated: May 25, 2011 - 2:05 pm

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A search of the area where Suck Creek flows into the Tennessee River has failed to turn up a missing woman's vehicle.

Gail Palmgren of Signal Mountain was last seen April 30, driving her crimson Jeep Rubicon with a vanity tag that reads "EASY ST."

(More at link.)

Divers check river for missing Signal Mountain woman's Jeep (http://timesfreepress.com/news/2011/may/25/divers-check-river-missing-signal-mountain-womans-/)
published Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

There was a 30- to 40-year-old car resting on the muddy river bottom. The bed of an extremely old pickup was spotted.

But there were no signs of a missing Signal Mountain woman’s crimson-red 2010 Rubicon Jeep under the surface of the Tennessee River near the Suck Creek boat ramp.

(More at link.)


Friends and family plan another search for Gail Palmgren (http://www.wrcbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14716286)

Posted: May 25, 2011 2:13 PM CDT Updated: May 25, 2011 2:31 PM CDT

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Friends and family of Gail Palmgren are putting another call out for volunteers.

The mother of two from Signal Mountain hasn't been seen since April 30 when she dropped off her kids and drove off in her red Jeep Rubicon.

Over the weekend, teams of volunteers searched Signal Mountain and the surrounding area but found nothing.

On Tuesday, a search of the Tennessee River at the Suck Creek boat launch didn't turn up Palmgren's car. Now agencies say they're planning an air search for that red Jeep Rubicon.

Friends and family are organizing another search party. They're asking for people with ATVs to help search more trails this weekend.

You can find more information on the "Bring Gail Home Now" Facebook page.

06-01-2011, 07:16 PM
Husband of missing signal woman drops suit seeking legal separation (http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_202538.asp)
The husband of a Signal Mountain woman who vanished April 30 has dropped a lawsuit seeking a legal separation from her.
Matthew Palmgren had his attorney, Bryan Hoss, file a non-suit in Chancery Court on Wednesday afternoon.
A hearing in the case had been set for Friday afternoon.

06-02-2011, 11:43 PM
New Search Planned:

Chatt.Times-Free-Press: Search Planned Sunday June 5th (http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/jun/02/search-planned-sunday-gail-palmgren/)

About 10 ATVs, several hikers and cyclists will search Signal Mountain trails for missing local Gail Palmgren on Sunday afternoon.

Searchers hope to find signs of Palmgren’s red Jeep, which went missing along with her on April 30.

Volunteers will form search parties at Pruett’s on Signal Mountain at 2 p.m. Sunday.

06-06-2011, 03:10 AM
WDEF Story: Weekend Search Efforts (http://wdef.com/news/weekend_search_efforts_continue_for_missing_signal _mountain_mom/06/2011)

This time searchers are focusing their efforts on the trails along Signal Mountain, especially on the Sequatchie County side.

Search organizers used a dozen ATVs to search the mountain, Sunday. They also used bike riders, hikers and horses.

Search organizers want to take their efforts into Riverbend*. They also plan to collect money to act as a reward for positive leads on Gail's whereabouts.

(My note: *Riverbend is Chattanooga's big summer music festival downtown)

06-07-2011, 01:30 PM
Bombshell: Matt Palmgren has been fired by Blue Cross for skipping a work conference in Pennsylvania along with a female employee who met up with him there while on a work-related trip the week before Gail disappeared.

At the same time, Sheriff Jim Hammond has made a statement that it is "highly unusual" that Gail's red Jeep hasn't been discovered.

Chattanoogan 6/7/2011 ~ Husband of Missing Signal Mt. Woman is Fired by Blue Cross (http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_202911.asp)

Attorney Bryan Hoss confirmed that Matthew C. Palmgren, Pharm D., received a termination letter on Monday afternoon.


Sources said about a week prior to the disappearance of Gail Palmgren that Matt Palmgren flew to Pennsylvania to attend an insurance conference.

Sources said he left the conference without attending any of the sessions and joined a female BlueCross employee at another location, then they drove back to Chattanooga together after she allegedly bought a car there.

BlueCross officials said they could not confirm reports that the female BlueCross official has also been terminated.

06-08-2011, 01:12 AM
The latest news story in the Free Press mentions the girlfriend by name for the first time in the MSM, so we are out of rumor territory.

She also has hired a defense attorney.

Matthew Palmgren, co-worker terminated at BlueCross (http://timesfreepress.com/news/2011/jun/08/matthew-palmgren-co-worker-terminated-bluecross/)

"BlueCross also cited misuse of company equipment and inappropriate email use..."

Name: Tammy Helton, manager of government product development for BlueCross
She was "let go for similar reasons"
Her divorce was finalized in February
Her defense attorney is named David Barrow
She now lives in Batesville, Mississippi

Before Gail Palmgren disappeared, she gave several hotel invoices to a friend. They show that Matthew Palmgren paid cash for hotel rooms locally at the Double Tree and Hampton Inn. Another hotel invoice places Matthew Palmgren at a hotel in Batesville, Miss., and shows that he also paid cash there

06-10-2011, 05:34 PM
Police sent a threatening text message (http://www.wrcbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14878595)
As the family of Gail Palmgren continue their search, Gail's neighbor and friend, Arlene Durham, alleges Signal Mountain Police told her to not to infer with their case.
She says 30 days after Palmgren went missing, she drove to Mississippi and Florida asking questions on the disappearance.
Soon after, she received a text message.

Signal Mountain woman's marriage was crumbling before she vanished (http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_203035.asp)
Just before Signal Mountain's Gail Palmgren and her crimson red Jeep Rubicon vanished from the face of the earth her marriage was crumbling around her.

06-12-2011, 04:00 PM
I was about to post that the trail sighting was an unconfirmed rumor, then saw this!!!

Chattanoogan: Witness Says She Saw Gail Palmgren On Remote Signal Trail At Time She Disappeared (http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_203258.asp)

Carol Coppinger said she was in a distinctive new red Jeep and had a female passenger, who looked away each time they passed them on the isolated Big Fork Road.


She said they saw the red Jeep and the two women three times on the afternoon and evening of Saturday, April 30.


Ms. Coppinger said she never saw the face of the female passenger. She said she appeared to be from 5'7"-5'9" and weigh 120-140 pounds.


Ms. Coppinger said she gave a phone interview to a Signal Mountain officer. Then last Wednesday she took a Signal Mountain detective and two county detectives to Big Fork Road. She showed them the first two places they had seen the Jeep, then took them to Insurance Bluff and the spot at the bottom of the hill where she saw it last.

She said the detectives checked out the bottom of Insurance Bluff and found some dead dogs and old cars, but no sign of Gail Palmgren or the red Jeep Rubicon.

Big Fork Road Map

06-14-2011, 04:53 AM
WDEF: New Possible Sighting and Interview with C. (http://www.wdef.com/news/new_possible_sighting_of_the_missing_signal_mounta in_mother_gail_palmgren/06/2011)

Carol says, "The car stuck out because it was new, just not a normal vehicle that you would see in that area."
The witness from Marion County only wanted to be known by her first name, Carol.
She recognized Palmgren's picture on the TV, and called the authorities.
Carol says she saw Palmgren and another woman driving in a jeep, but that their reactions were very strange.
Carol says, "She'd slow down very slow, and instead of glancing at us like a normal person would, she was looking directly at us. So, that we would see her whole face."
Carol says Palmgren looked dazed like a doe in the headlights, and like she wanted to say something but didn't.
The other woman with Palmgren, Carol says would look away from them the three times they passed.

06-16-2011, 02:02 AM
Sheriff's Office Says Working Hard On Gail Palmgren Case (http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_203454.asp)

"This is an active and on-going joint missing person investigation involving investigators from both the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and the Signal Mountain Police Department. Every lead or tip received from either the public or family members of Ms. Palmgren is exhaustively investigated by law enforcement.

We do welcome the assistance from the media in continuing to show Ms. Palmgrens picture as well as the picture of her vehicle. Also to disseminate telephone numbers (423 209-8940 or 423 622-0022) for anyone with information pertaining to this missing person case. An email address is available as well for persons with any information at investigations@hcsheriff.gov

"Please direct all future information requests to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Office."

06-19-2011, 01:34 AM
Saturday, June 18 ~ Chatt Times Free Press Story: Palmgren consents to property searches (http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayFullDocument&orgId=574&topicId=100020825&docId=l:1439930104&isRss=true)
. . . The consent order was drafted by Palmgren's defense attorneys, Lee Davis and Bryan Hoss.
Hoss said Friday that Palmgren offered to allow the search shortly after his wife last was seen.
"We reached out to them early, early on in the case," Hoss said, noting that police did not immediately accept the offer.

The agreement is being coordinated through the Hamilton County district attorney's office.

Chattanoogan: Attorney Says Palmgren Property Has Been Available For Search From The Start
Says Gail Palmgren Had "Psychotic Episode" Week Before She Disappeared (http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_203652.asp)

Attorney Davis said, "I told Signal Mountain (Police) in the first 15 minutes of talking to them about the case that they were welcome to search any of Matt Palmgren's property."

He said about 10 days ago a formal order was signed by himself and Neal Pinkston of the district attorney's office allowing permission of a search of the Palmgren home in the St. Ives subdivision, of the family's lake house northeast of Montgomery, Ala., and of their storage shed.

(Attorney Davis) also said he spoke to a couple in Hoover, Ala., who said Ms. Palmgren "had a psychotic episode" while at their house a week before she disappeared.

Attorney Davis said Ms. Palmgren "showed up uninvited" and spent two nights with the family friends. He said the husband, an attorney, told him, "Gail was flat f----- up. She was out of her mind."

More at Link

06-20-2011, 07:11 PM
My collected news articles and videos for Gail are here:

I haven't checked to see which are posted here and which not. I believe most already are.

06-20-2011, 10:20 PM
Law Enforcement Will Search Property of Gail Palmgren's Husband
Submitted by Shelby Coates on June 19, 2011

News 12 has new information on the search for missing Signal Mountain mother Gail Palmgren.

Matthew Palmgren, the husband of the missing woman, has consented to a search of his property.

More at link:
http://www.wdef.com/news/law_enforcement_will_search_property_of_gail_palmg rens_husband/06/2011

06-20-2011, 10:33 PM
None of these are new, but they haven't been posted yet, so I thought I'd add them:

New Clues in Missing Tennessee Woman Case
June 15, 2011

A missing Tennessee woman by the name of Gail Palmgren is still being searched for desperately by friends and family members. She disappeared from Signal Mountain, TN in April of 2011. Just like other missing persons cases, the disappearance of Gail Palmgren is confusing - however new details are surfacing.

More at link: http://*****************/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474979453993


New Clues in Search for Missing Tennessee Woman Who Had Been in Elmore County
Written by Tamika Bickham
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 09:46 pm

Friends in Alabama continue their desperate search for any clues into Gail Palmgren's disappearance, but a witness who claims to have seen her on a trail in Signal Mountain, Tennessee, the last day she was seen, is describing some shocking new details.

More at link: http://www.waka.com/news/7874-new-clues-appear-in-search-for-missing-tennessee-woman.html


Palmgren consents to property searches
Posted: Jun 18, 2011


(This is from a couple of days ago, it says basically the same thing as the Times Free Press article here (http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayFullDocument&orgId=574&topicId=100020825&docId=l:1439930104).)

06-21-2011, 09:27 PM
Reward Fund Being Set Up For Gail Palmgren
WDEF on June 21, 2011 - 6:35pm

A reward fund has been set up for information on what happened to Gail Palmgren.

The Signal Mountain Mom disappeared seven weeks ago.

More at link: http://www.wdef.com/news/reward_fund_being_set_up_for_gail_palmgren_informa tion/06/2011


Gail Palmgren Reward Fund Established
June 21, 2011

Article at link: http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_203806.asp

06-29-2011, 07:27 AM
My collected news articles and videos:

June - Last updated Wednesday, June 29, 2011 4:51am EST:
(URL says May but it's really June)


Gail Palmgren Case Reference:

06-29-2011, 12:51 PM
Wednesday July 29 - Chattanoogan - Hearing Set on Injunction Sought by Siblings of Gail Palmgren (http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_204140.asp)

The siblings are asking the chancellor to order that Ms. Palmgren's husband, Matt Palmgren, not be allowed to move the couple's two children out of state.

The court filing asks that the children, who are ages nine and 12, not be moved more than 100 miles from their home in the St. Ives subdivision.

It is also requested that a guardian be named for the children and that the husband not make any "disparaging remarks" about Ms. Palmgren to the children.

Read the Restraining Order PDF Against Matt Palmgren, Filed by Siblings of Gail Palmgren (http://wrcb.images.worldnow.com/images/incoming/news/palmgrenrestrainingorder.pdf)

WRCB: Judge Moves Up Hearing on Palmgren Restraining Order (http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/14996948/judge-to-hold-hearing-on-palmgren-restraining-order)

A Chancery Court secretary tells Eyewitness News that a Chancery Court judge will hold a hearing on the restraining order requested against Matthew Palmgren by the siblings of Gail Palmgren.

The hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the request of Matthew Palmgren.

The siblings of Gail Palmgren had planned to attend a hearing originally scheduled for July 11, but both are currently out of town.

06-29-2011, 12:59 PM
WRCB: Police request evidence two months into missing woman case (http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/14997857/sheriffs-office-requests-evidence-in-palmgren-case)

According to Durham, Matthew Palmgren installed a high tech security system at the lake house in Wetumpka, Alabama last spring.

Durham claims Gail Palmgren took the hard drive from to the system to a Best Buy store to try to retrieve erased data showing an argument between the couple. She planned to use it as evidence in their divorce. Durham was instructed to pick the hard drive up the same weekend Gail Palmgren was last seen.

"She told me not to give it to anyone but her," said Durham, recalling a conversation with Gail the day before she went missing.

Durham says she notified investigators of the content on the hard drive days after Gail Palmgren went missing, but they did not take an interest in it. Now they want her to turn it over, nearly two months later.

(More at Link)

06-29-2011, 02:29 PM
Reporters' tweets from restraining order emergency hearing Wednesday June 29 2011:


06-30-2011, 09:23 AM
Chancellor Dissolves Restraining Order: Sought By Siblings Of Gail Palmgren
July 11 Hearing Canceled; Case Transferred To Chancellor Atherton (http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_204140.asp)

Chancellor Brown said any further proceedings in the case would be heard by Chancellor Jeff Atherton, who was assigned the matter in which Mr. Palmgren sought a legal separation from his wife. That case was later withdrawn.

Chancellor Brown canceled a hearing that had been set for July 11 on the petition by Kevin Nowacki and Diane Nowacki Nichols.

. . . The petition said Ms. Palmgren just prior to her disappearance on April 30 left some jewelry with friends and the jewelry, it is believed, has been given to Mr. Palmgren. It asks for an accounting of a collection of rare coins Ms. Palmgren had gotten from her father and grandfather. Attorney Davis said the coins had been missing, but were found in a safety deposit box.

WRCB: Judge dissolves restraining order against Palmgren (http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/14996948/judge-to-hold-hearing-on-palmgren-restraining-order)

With Video - Short Phone Interview with Diane Nowacki Nichols

Chancellor Frank Brown says the legal guidelines weren't met by the attorneys representing Diane Nowacki Nichols and Kevin Nowacki.

Chancellor Brown added "This is not a divorce case."

Because the issues brought up in the case are similar to a legal separation Matthew Palmgren had previously filed, Chancellor Brown says another judge will have to hear future motions on the case.

07-06-2011, 03:54 AM
Channel 9 WTVC: Group: Search for Missing Mother Losing Steam (http://www.newschannel9.com/news/bonnick-1002625-says-signal.html)

Saturday, her community released balloons at the Signal Point National Park. They also sang and prayed for the missing mother of two's safe return.

Clive Bonnick planned the gathering. It's not the first one he's spearheaded. But Saturday, he used balloons to spread information. About 20 people attached messages of hope to each balloon before letting them go. Each note included a humble plea for help and information leading to Palmgren.

But Bonnick says amid that hope is deep worry. "I'm horribly afraid that something is wrong and she's not going to come home"...

Chatt Times Free Press: TBI Reviewing Case (http://timesfreepress.com/news/2011/jul/06/tbi-reviewing-case-missing-woman-Palmgren/)

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is reviewing the case of a missing Signal Mountain woman at the request of the Hamilton County District Attorney’s Office.

Gail Palmgren, 44, of Signal Mountain, has not been seen since April 30. Her sister, Diane Nichols of New York, contacted the district attorney’s office, asking for a review.

“We have been asked to take a look at the case and see if we have any suggestions,” said TBI Special Agent in Charge Jerri Powell in Nashville.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office still is leading the investigation into Palmgren’s disappearance.

07-08-2011, 06:57 AM
Latest News articles & videos - July:

Collected News articles & videos for June:

Collected News articles & videos for May:

Twitter archive (all reporters' & news stations' tweets):

07-14-2011, 07:16 AM
Chattanoogan July 6: Detectives Search Apartment of Matt Palmgren's Mother: (http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_204620.asp)

WRCB July 6: Detectives Search Julanne Palmgren's Apartment w/Video (http://www.newschannel9.com/news/home-1002746-palmgren-julanne.html)

Times Free Press July 7: Sheriffs Investigators Complete Last Three Local Searches (http://timesfreepress.com/news/2011/jul/07/sheriffs-investigators-complete-last-3-local-palmg/)
About Julanne Palmgren's Apartment:
The search was similar to one conducted at the Palmgrens’ home in St. Ives subdivision at 40 Ridgerock Drive on June 23. In that search, investigators used an alternate light source looking for body fluids, photographed the area and conducted a general search.
Investigators also previously searched a storage unit in Red Bank. They have yet to search the couple’s two properties in Alabama.

Times Free Press July 8: Missing Palmgren computers turned over to defense attorney (http://timesfreepress.com/news/2011/jul/08/missing-palmgren-computers-turned-over-defense-att/)
Davis said in an interview Thursday that the computer hard drives have been sent to technicians to see if any files or history can be recovered that might lead to Gail Palmgren.
“We’ve sent them off to see what’s on them,” he said. “Obviously, if files have been deleted, they’ve been deleted.”

Times Free Press July 10: Two Months Missing, No Foul Play (http://timesfreepress.com/news/2011/jul/10/two-months-gail-palmgren-went-missing-and-no-signs/)
Quote from Wesley Oliver, an associate law professor at Widener University
However, Oliver pointed out that, in this case, Gail Palmgren’s husband, Matt, most likely holds the most information about his wife that could lead to authorities locating her, and a search warrant might not be the right tack to take at this point.
“Until it’s clear he’s not going to cooperate, the husband is the best ally in finding this missing woman,” Oliver said. “As long as possible, they don’t want an adversarial edge. A search warrant says, ‘We’re suspicious of you.’ They want to avoid that as long as possible.”

WRCB July 11: Missing Woman Case Could Turn Criminal w/Video (http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/15062575/police-missing-woman-case-could-turn-criminal-therefore-no-comment)
Statement of Janice Atkinson of Hamilton County Sheriffs Office
"If it is a criminal case it's going to end up in court one day," said Atkinson, "and you don't want anything you do or say to come back and impact the outcome of the case."
Statement from Attorney Brian Hoss:
"From day one, we have provided both the Signal Mountain Police and the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department with physical evidence, investigative leads, financial information, personal information, DNA samples, access to all of Palmgren's real property and face to face meetings with his investigator, Mike Mathis. As his attorneys, both Lee (Davis) and I have met with law enforcement and been in constant contact with them throughout this process. We will continue to assist and cooperate in the missing person investigation of Gail Palmgren."

07-14-2011, 07:22 AM
WRCB July 13: DA Asks for Governor's Help with Palmgren Case (http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/15075938/da-asks-for-governors-help-in-palmgren-case)
In the letter, Cox adds a new piece of information in to the disappearance, stating "she last spoke to her estranged husband, Matthew Palmgren, on April 30, 2011 and since that date no reported communication with her has existed."

Chattanoogan July 13: Cox Asks Governor for Reward Funds Similar to Mook Case (http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_205043.asp)
Mr. Cox said in a letter to Herbert Slatery, legal counsel to the governor, that Ms. Palmgren "was last seen leaving her house on April 29, 2011 driving a maroon, 2010, 4-door Jeep Rubicon bearing Alabama license plate EAZY St. She last spoke with her estranged husband, Matthew Palmgren, on April 30, 2011 and since that date no reported communication with her has existed.
Governor Haslam is offering a $10,000 reward in the case of Shelley Mook who was last seen on Feb. 28 at the home of her ex-husband in Bedford County where she had taken her child. Several hours later, her car was discovered burning in Rutherford County. Authorities believe Ms. Mook is the victim of an aggravated kidnapping and/or intentional homicide.

07-24-2011, 01:43 AM
Chatt. Times Free Press: FBI Will Assist in Palmgren Case (http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/jul/23/b1-fbi-will-assist-in-palmgren-case/)

The FBI is not taking a lead role in the investigation, Galloway said, but is offering technical support and letting local authorities access its lab to process any evidence collected in the case.

"We'll help in any way we can and lend any assets," he said.

The federal agency also is reviewing the case along with Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which came onboard earlier this month.

08-04-2011, 12:43 PM
Updated News Article & Video collections for Gail Palmgren's case:

May 2011:

June 2011:

July & August 2011:

Gail Palmgren Case Reference:

08-11-2011, 03:16 AM
Legal Documents:

Channel 9 Timeline and Links to Documents (http://www.newschannel9.com/news/gail-1003782-matt-april.html)

Signal Mountain Police Reports (http://richmedia.onset.freedom.com/wtvc/lpq2rc-signalmountainreports.pdf)

Request for Legal Separation (MP vs. GP) (http://richmedia.onset.freedom.com/wtvc/lpq2rl-separation.pdf)

Reversal of Restraining Order and Legal Separation (MP vs. GP) (http://richmedia.onset.freedom.com/wtvc/lpq2re-nonsuit.pdf)

News Free Press: Siblings Request Restraining Order Against MP (http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/jun/28/chattanooga-missing-womans-siblings-file-restraini/)

Request for Restraining Order (Nowacki Siblings vs. MP) Denied (http://richmedia.onset.freedom.com/wtvc/lpq2rf-restrainingorder.pdf)

09-01-2011, 06:11 PM
Missing woman's husband lists home for sale

Posted: Sep 01, 2011 2:25 PM CDT
Updated: Sep 01, 2011 2:42 PM CDT
By Callie Starnes, Anchor/Reporter

Palmgren Home Listed for Sale Palmgren Home Listed for Sale

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN (WRCB) - The husband of a missing Signal Mountain woman has listed the couple's home for sale.

The home, located at 40 Ridgerock Drive, has been added to several websites advertising the property with an asking price of $669,000.

According to the Hamilton County Tax Assessor's website, the property is listed in both Matthew Palmgren and Gail Palmgren's names.

(More at link here (http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/15378077/first-on-3-missing-womans-husband-lists-home-for-sale).)

09-02-2011, 06:00 AM
Matthew Palmgren lists home for sale
by Beth Burger
published Friday, September 2nd, 2011

The husband of a missing Signal Mountain woman has listed the couple’s home for sale, according to a recent real estate listing.

Matthew Palmgren, who lost his job at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee after his wife, Gail Palmgren, went missing on April 30, has not filed any court papers that would enable him legally to sell the property, legal experts said.

More here: http://timesfreepress.com/news/2011/sep/02/matthew-palmgren-lists-home-sale/

09-15-2011, 10:25 PM
Missing person group involved with Palmgren disappearance
Posted: Sep 15, 2011 8:30 AM CDT Updated: Sep 15, 2011 8:41 AM CDT

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - New developments in the case of Gail Palmgren.

The "Community United Effort Center for Missing Persons", based out of North Carolina, is now involved in the search for the missing Signal Mountain woman.

Article and video here. The article is a transcript of the brief 30-second video segment:

09-27-2011, 11:21 PM
Chattanoogan 9-27-2011 ~ Detectives Search Palmgren Property (http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_210030.asp)

the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division traveled to Alabama to follow-up with the searches of properties belonging to the Palmgren family.

"This has been done with the complete cooperation of Mr. Palmgren and his attorney, Lee Davis."

TimesFreePress 9-27-2011 ~ Searches Held at Alabama Properties (http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/sep/27/searches-held-palmgrens-alabama-properties/)

Sheriff Jim Hammond said that, after the last of the property searches are completed, investigators may consider doing another aerial search.

“I’m still of the opinion when the leaves drop, we’ll be able to see more,” he said.

In June, investigators searched the couple’s Signal Mountain residence, which is now listed for sale at $669,000. Authorities have also checked a storage unit in Red Bank as well as a Matthew Palmgren’s mother’s home.

WRCB 9-27-2011 ~ Investigators to Search Lake Homes (http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/15559950/first-on-3-investigators-to-search-palmgren-lake-homes)

Wetumpka is also the home of Gail's close friend, Alrene Durham, who told Channel 3 in June she had video evidence of Matthew Palmgren threatening Gail, just days before her disappearance.