A vehicle belonging to the husband of a missing Brusly High School teacher was found Sunday morning at the home of a family friend in Prairieville, an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s spokeswoman said.
Detectives were searching for the car, a yellow Xterra, because they believed Sylviane Finck Lozada, 51, may have left her Baton Rouge home in the vehicle, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, the spokeswoman.
However, detectives discovered it was left at the house in Prairieville by the family, indicating Lozada did not drive away in it, Hicks said.
The car is being processed for any evidence that could help detectives locate Lozada, Hicks said.
Lozada, originally from Belgium, was last heard from on July 11, Hicks said.
Lozada typically spoke with her family in Belgium on a daily basis, but has not had any contact with them in nearly three weeks, Hicks said.
However, Hicks said, there is no evidence of foul play at this point.
Lozada’s husband and daughter have been in Venezuela since July 9, Hicks said.
The husband told detectives he is in Venezuela for medical reasons, she said.
Lozada is about 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. She has brown hair and green eyes.
Anyone with information on Lozada’s whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000.