She did not show up to work Monday or Tuesday at PS 29 on Staten Island. She also has a second job at a Dollar Tree on Staten Island.
“She let me know Friday she was going to go pick up her children Saturday,” said Elizabeth Torres, who works at the Dollar Tree.
The boyfriend called 911 Saturday and said Cammarata was gone, last seen leaving his New Springville apartment to meet her estranged husband and see their kids.
“That’s the last anybody actually saw her,”
Authorities are looking into text messages received by Cammarata’s best friend Jessica Pobega from someone claiming to be Cammarata the day after she disappeared.
Jessica wrote in the texts that she was calling police.
“I don’t want that,” the reply read. “I have the kids…I apologize. I have to do this for the children.”
Cammarata also did not show up for a custody hearing in court this week.
Police say another friend got a text allegedly from Cammarata, saying she just wanted to get away.
“She didn’t see the children this weekend, so I don’t know who that was and what they were covering for,” Pobega said. “She’s my oldest friend. My mother is distraught. Something happened. Something bad happened. And I don’t know what it is, and I really hope I’m wrong.”
Jeanine Cammarata is described as being 4-foot-11 and 120 pounds with brown eyes, blonde hair and a medium build.