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Virginia mom mysteriously disappears from front yard; young children found home alone

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, Va. -- Middlesex County deputies are searching for a Virginia mother who mysteriously disappeared from her home Tuesday morning.

TerriLynn St. John, 23, was last heard from around 7:30 a.m., when she went to her car in her front yard, preparing to take her children to daycare, according to family members.

The door of the home was found open and her small children were found alone inside her home.

Family members are especially concerned about St. John’s whereabouts because her cellphone was found in the bushes outside her home.

TerriLynn St. John

In addition, they say her car is still at home and her broken necklace found in the yard.

Those family members say because of the evidence left behind, they believe a struggle took place outside the home.

Sources told WTVR that investigators are using dogs and drones in the search for the 23-year-old.

St. John is described as a white female, 5’6’’ tall, 130 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

TerriLynn St. John's cellphone and broken necklace were found in the front yard of the family's Middlesex County home. (Courtesy: WTVR)

She has multiple tattoos including R.J.M. on her right wrist, a princess crown on her left wrist, and a cross on her ring finger.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of TerriLynn St. John is asked to contact the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (804) 758-2779.