Florida Mom And Test Administrator Mysteriously Vanishes During Finals Week

Florida Mom And Test Administrator Mysteriously Vanishes During Finals Week

Kameela Russell pulled into her aunt’s driveway to pick up her daughter, but seconds later she disappeared.

Published May 23rd

A Florida mother of two girls disappeared under strange circumstances after arriving at her aunt’s home to pick up one of her children.

  1. Miami Gardens Police are searching for 41-year-old Kameela Russell, who works as a test chairperson at Miami Norland Senior High.

    She was last seen on May 15 during finals week for the school.

    Russell’s aunt Donna Blyden told WSVN  Russell was supposed to pick up her 6-year-old daughter on Wednesday evening; however, when she saw Russell’s black Audi A6 pull into her driveway, the mom never came inside.

    Just a few seconds later, Blyden looked out the window to the driveway and the car 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 told WSVN. “I didn’t get an answer.”

    Russell’s family has not seen or heard from her since, which is odd considering she has a 6 and 15-year-old daughter.

    “She’s got two girls, and they need to have their mom,” Blyden told the local news station.

  2. Russell does not have any known physical or mental health conditions, reported WPLG.

    Russell has worked for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system since 2014.

    Students at the high school where Russell worked as a test chairperson are also concerned about her disappearance.

    “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 told WSVN. “I’m very concerned. I hope she’s like OK, and they find her soon.”

    Her last post to social media was an April 29 Instagram video. In the video, she asked students for tickets to the class of 2019 graduation at Walter C. Young Middle School, where she previously taught.

  3. View this post on Instagram

    Where are my tickets?!? #WCY

    A post shared by Kameela Russell (@russell_knowledge) on

  4. “Love you, mean it, bye,” she said in the video.

    Miami Gardens Police have described Russell as 5-foot7, weighing 165 pounds, with brown eyes. She was wearing her black hair in braids with purple streaks at the time of her disappearance. Investigators say she was last seen wearing gray leggings, a striped shirt, and sneakers.

    Anyone with information about the disappearance is urged to contact the Miami Gardens PD at 305-474-6473.

  5. View this post on Instagram

    First day of school and Skye is officially a Viking.

    A post shared by Kameela Russell (@russell_knowledge) on

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Miami Gardens Police Department)


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