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Mom's Disappearance Considered Result of Criminal Act



    Mom's Disappearance Considered Result of Criminal Act
    Jini Barnes is missing and her disappearance is considered a criminal act.

    East Hampton police are searching for a missing 30-year-old woman and they are considering her disappearance a criminal act.

    Jini Barnum was last seen at her home on Saturday July 28 and left after a reported disagreement with her boyfriend, police said.

    Barnum is a mother two, including a 6-week-old baby. She has had no contact with her family or friends since leaving her home. Family members are caring for the baby, police said.

    Police are pursuing leads and said a comprehensive criminal investigation is ongoing into the matter.

    Friends said Barnum's boyfriend is Anthony Garofalo, 38. According to state records, Garofalo was convicted for first-degree kidnapping, assault and sexual assault.

    According to the state Department of Corrections, he was incarcerated on Aug. 3, charged with a technical violation of special parole.

    Barnum is a member of the Middletown Eagles Club and they have been organizing daily searches for her.

    Barnum is approximately 5-feet-2 and 160 pounds. She has blonde and red hair and several tattoos and piercings.

    She wears eyeglasses. When she seen last, she was wearing jeans and a dark T-shirt and her hair was pulled back, into a ponytail.

    Police ask anyone who has seen Barnum or has any information about her whereabouts to call East Hampton Police at 860-267-9922.