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Missing Texas teacher's car found 350 miles from home after telling husband she was going out to eat

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The search for a missing Texas middle school teacher continues after her car was found in New Orleans, more than 350 miles from her home in Brazoria County, Texas

Michelle Reynolds, 48, was first reported missing on September 22 after she told her husband that she was going out to get food and never returned. 

The 48-year-old mom of three is a middle school teacher at Fairview Junior High in the Alvin Independent School District, located about 25 miles south of Houston. 

Michael Reynolds, Michelle's husband, told KHOU during a recent interview that after his wife went missing, they used Lexus Roadside Service to find Michelle's Lexus NX 300, and were shocked to discover it hundreds of miles away in New Orleans. 

Michelle Reynolds with her Lexus NX 300, which she disappeared with on September 22 after telling her husband she was going out to eat © Provided by Daily Mail Michelle Reynolds with her Lexus NX 300, which she disappeared with on September 22 after telling her husband she was going out to eat Michelle Reynolds, a teacher and mom of three, went missing on September 22 from Texas  © Provided by Daily Mail Michelle Reynolds, a teacher and mom of three, went missing on September 22 from Texas 

Michael went out to Louisiana over the weekend to try and help find his wife but the search came up empty, other than the discovery of her vehicle. 

Officials with the New Orleans Police Department released the following statement to DailyMail.com Tuesday: 

'The NOPD is assisting the Brazoria County (Texas) Sheriff's Office in its missing person investigation of Michelle Reynolds. 

There is no further information available on our end.'

Inside of Michelle's car, Michael and Michelle's brother found her phone and other belongings. 

'Her phone has not been used. Her phone was in the car. Her phone did have charge but it was turned off.' 

On Monday, Michael told KHOU that he was headed back to Houston to be with their kids.

'I am heading back to Houston now because I have three children. My daughter is having a really tough time and so is my 13-year-old daughter and my 11-year-old son as well,' Michael said. 'Please be on the lookout for Michelle. We love her and miss her dearly. We're doing everything we can to bring her home safe.'

Inside of Michelle's vehicle was her phone and other belongings she had taken with her when leaving the house. 

Michael Reynolds (left) said in a recent interview he was heading back to Texas after finding his wife's car in New Orleans and said their three children are upset due to their mother's disappearance © Provided by Daily Mail Michael Reynolds (left) said in a recent interview he was heading back to Texas after finding his wife's car in New Orleans and said their three children are upset due to their mother's disappearance Michelle Reynolds shared this photo with her husband, Michael Reynolds, to her Facebook account  before she went missing  © Provided by Daily Mail Michelle Reynolds shared this photo with her husband, Michael Reynolds, to her Facebook account  before she went missing 

'She said that she was going to get something to eat and she never returned,' Michael said. 

Missing persons reports have been filed in both Texas and Louisiana for the mother of three. 

It is unknown what clothing Michelle was wearing at the time of her disappearance, but she may have been wearing black leggings.

People.com spoke with Brazoria County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Danny Lares who said that they are continuing to look into any and all information on the 48-year-old's disappearance. 

'Our investigators are following all leads,' Sgt. Lares said in an interview. 'They are trying to verify if she has been in contact with anybody and following leads and seeing where it takes them.' 

Reynolds is described as 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a thin build. She has blonde hair and brown eyes. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office at 979-864-2392. 

The matter remains under investigation by officials at this time. 

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