VCSO: Indiana Woman visiting friends in Ormond to distance herself from estranged husband missing after going out for jog

Estyranged husband Jarvis Madison of Indiana / Headline SurferJarvis Madison Indiana tag / Headline SurferPhotos for Headline Surfer / Above is a photo of Raechel Madison. At left is her estranged husband, Jarvis Madison, and the Indiana tag to his silver 2011 Honda Pilot with Indiana tag EN2348 they may be traveling in if e drove down after her and picked her up - possibly against her will.

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. -- The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing woman who was recently staying in the Ormond Beach area.

Rachael L. Madison, 44, was staying with family near Ormond-by-the-Sea after leaving Indiana to distance herself from her estranged husband, 58-year-old Jarvis Madison.

At 4:45 p.m, the VCSO said Jarvis Madison is now wanted on a warrant in the state of Indiana on a charge of criminal confinement, which carries a bond of $15,000 with full extradition. Madison is believed to be armed with a 45 caliber handgun. He is a transient who has been known to frequent 24-hour Wal-Marts, gas stations and state or local parks.

"Rachael was last seen leaving a home on Rivocean Drive sometime between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday to go for a jog on the beach." Sheriff's PIO Andrew Gant told Headline Surfer. "She never returned."

She was last seen wearing a pair of men’s navy blue basketball shorts, a light-colored jacket and blue/black slip-on Skechers shoes.

She had no money or cell phone with her when she left for her run. She has no contacts in the area. It is believed Rachael could be in the company of her estranged husband. Investigators are working to determine whether she left with him willingly or if she is endangered/missing under other circumstances.

Rachael Madison of Indiana missing in Ormond area / Headline Surfer"Rachael was last seen leaving a home on Rivocean Drive sometime between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday to go for a jog on the beach," Sheriff's PIO Andrew Gant told Headline Surfer. She never returned."

She was last seen wearing a pair of men’s navy blue basketball shorts, a light-colored jacket and blue/black slip-on Skechers shoes. She had no money or cell phone with her when she left for her run. She has no contacts in the area. 

It is believed Rachael could be in the company of her estranged husband. Investigators are working to determine whether she left with him willingly or if she is endangered/missing under other circumstances.

Jarvis Madison drives a silver 2011 Honda Pilot with Indiana tag EN2348. He may have followed her down here and picked her up, Gant said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1 or the Sheriff’s Office at 386-323-0151.

Anyone with information who prefers to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida toll-free at (888) 277-TIPS. Callers to Crime Stoppers can qualify for a reward of up to $5,000. Tips also can be submitted anonymously by downloading the smartphone app from the Crime Stoppers web site (http://www.westopcrime.com/).

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories narly eveenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in Wst Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.