(BARTOW COUNTY, Ga.) -- Wazineh Suleiman left her five kids at their Bartow County, Georgia home last week to rent a movie and never returned.
On Tuesday, Police found Wazineh Suleiman's abandoned SUV in an empty parking lot 12 miles from the Walmart where, her husband Abed Suleiman said, she went to rent a movie Friday night. He had gone to Kentucky on Friday on a hunting trip with a friend but returned to Georgia when he realized he'd confused the dates for when hunting season begins, he said.
"I pulled into the driveway and my buddy said, 'Hey, your wife's truck is not there.' I look over and my jaw just dropped," Suleiman said. "I was in shock. That doesn't make sense. She just doesn't leave without telling me."
He said he found his kids watching television. The eldest child, he said, told him that Wazineh Suleiman, 30, had left to rent a movie at Walmart.
Bartow County law enforcement officials are treating the case as that of a missing endangered person.
"We're still treating it as a missing endangered persons case ... she might have left on her own," County Sheriff Clark Millsap said. "We hope that's what happened but until we can substantiate that, then we have to look at it as it may have escalated on up to something beside a missing endangered person."
Millsap said that in his personal law enforcement opinion, he doesn't believe that Suleiman left on her own.
Police are pulling surveillance video to see whether Suleiman ever entered the Walmart or whether her car was ever parked in its lot.
Abed Suleiman told police that he and his wife had exchanged heated text messages the day of her disappearance. In one text message, Wazineh Suleiman threatened to throw her phone out the window, Abed Suleiman told police.
"That was his statement about one text message that he had received," Millsap said. "We're looking into that to see if we can corroborate that and substantiate it and just to see what the exact content of all the text messages were that night."
Abed Suleiman is not a suspect in his wife's disappearance, police said.
"We don't have any evidence to show that at this time," Millsap said. "He's not a suspect. He's not a person of interest....If we come across something like that, of course, we will pursue it."
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