Chandler PD searching for missing woman

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- The Chandler Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing high school teacher.

Jean Valentino, who teaches at North Canyon High School, was last seen in her Chandler home at 6 a.m. on Saturday, August 25.

"It was Saturday around 4:30; we got a call from my mom's fiance, Richard," said Scott Firle, Valentino's son. "He left that morning at 6 to go to an archery tournament and that's the last time my mom has been seen."


Valentino is believed to still be in the Chandler area. It’s also possible that she’s in the Flagstaff area.

Valentino's family says she has been on a medication for severe migraines and other issues. They believe she took that medicine, along with her purse, but she left one important thing at home.

"What's making this difficult for Police is she didn't take her phone. And from what we can tell she hasn't used any of her debit cards or credit card," said Firle.

Valentino is described as a white female, 56-years-old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighing 140 pounds. She has black hair, and is likely wearing a gray top and gray sweat pants. They say this is very unlike her, as she never left home without being dressed for the day, in makeup and wearing jewelry.

She may be driving her black 2004 Nissan Infinity G32. The 4-door vehicle has an infant seat in the back, and the Arizona license plate 665 RLM.

Firle has this message for his mother: "Mom, We love you. You have a great family here, great family in Milwaukee that cares about you. Your teachers you work with, your school, your students, they all love you. You're a beautiful person and I don't know what we'd do without you. Please...Please come home.

Anyone who sees Valentino or has any information is asked to call the Chandler Police Department at 480-782-4130.