Indiana woman escapes from estranged husband, now missing in Flo - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Indiana woman escapes from estranged husband, now missing in Florida

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Rachael Madison Rachael Madison
Jarvis Madison Jarvis Madison

Clarksville, Ind. (WDRB) – Police in Florida are looking into the suspicious disappearance of woman with connections to the Louisville area.

Police say Rachael L. Madison, 44, was staying with family near Ormond-by-the-Sea after leaving Clarksville, Ind., to distance herself from her estranged husband, 58-year-old Jarvis Madison.

According to investigators, the last time anyone saw Madison was on Sunday when she was leaving for a run on the beach.

“Based upon what I know, there is a legitimate concern for her safety,” Clark County prosecutor Jeremy Mull said.

According to Mull, Madison filed a police report on Nov. 14 after she said she was held against her will by Jarvis Madison. According to Mull, the two had been living at a hotel in Louisville.

“She'd indicated that she wanted to move back to Maine where she had family and spent some time growing up, and her husband agreed to drive her there,” Mull said.

However, Indiana State Police say something changed when they got in the car.  

“They were leaving a hotel to drive to Maine. Once they got in the car, he produced a handgun and told her she couldn't get out of the car and that he would shoot her if she tried to,” Mull said.

Mull says Rachael Madison then tried to escape the car somewhere along I-64, but her husband shot at her and missed.

“It's not apparent to me whether there was an argument or what precipitated that, but clearly, things changed once they got in the car,” Mull said.

Then, police say the pair went to the Wal-Mart on Veterans Parkway in Clarksville. That’s when Mull says she was able to run away from her husband.

“She's been threatened with knives and guns, and she was tired of it,” Rachael Madison’s Aunt said. ”She wanted to get away. We made a plan.”

Her aunt picked her up in Clarksville and drove her down to Ormond Beach. That’s where she stayed until Sunday.

“She took off to run on the beach and never came home,” her aunt said.

Police believe the pair could be in a silver 2011 Honda Pilot with Indiana tag EN2348.

If you see either one or the vehicle, you’re asked to call 911.

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