Car Of Missing Mom, Who Vanished Weeks Ago After Being Released From Hospital After Collarbone Injury, Found Abandoned 

"Her children miss her terribly and it's been a very, very painful thing for my family every day," the mother of Heather Gumina, who disappeared in El Dorado County, California, told local media. 

By Gina Tron

The car that belongs to a California mother who has been missing for nearly a month has been discovered abandoned, prompting further fears about the mom’s well-being.

Heather Gumina, 33, also known as Heather Waters, was last seen on July 16, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.

On Friday, the sheriff’s office announced that Gumina’s black 2005 Infinity G35 was discovered and is now “being forensically processed for evidence.” They didn’t specify where the car was found, however local news said it was found in the same county where Gumina vanished: El Dorado. Gumina's whereabouts remain unknown.

Heather Gumina

Before she vanished, Gumina was released from a hospital where she was treated for a broken collarbone, her mother told Fox News. Gumina apparently expressed concern that she was discharged too soon for her injury. She was last seen driving the black coupe. The vehicle has distinctive pink accents on both its interior and exterior. The gas cap reads “His Queen.”

Gumina is a mother of three children, ages 4, 10 and 14, according to KTXL in Sacramento.

Gumina's mother, Joanna Russell, has expressed fear for her daughter.

"Her children miss her terribly and it's been a very, very painful thing for my family every day," she told KTXL.

Russell said that her daughter would never willingly abandon her three children.

Law enforcement has searched the mother’s home and her loved ones have searched nearby wilderness areas for clues, according to KTXL

Anyone with information about Gumina is urged to call the El Dorado Sheriff’s Office at 530-621-6600.

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