Heidi Planck, the missing California mom last seen at her son’s Los Angeles-area football game, has not been seen for two weeks — and the bizarre circumstances of her disappearance are raising more questions than answers. 

The mystery deepened last month, when Planck’s dog turned up on the 28th floor of a downtown L.A. high-rise apartment building, seemingly without explanation. 

Since then, investigators have searched Planck’s home and family members have canvassed the area with missing persons posters, but no leads appear to be forthcoming. 

Ex-Husband: Heidi Planck ‘Ansty’ Before Disappearance

The Los Angeles Police Department said that Planck, 39, was last seen leaving her son’s football game at halftime on Oct. 17 in Downey, a small city about 13 miles from downtown LA. 

Jim Wayne, Planck’s ex-husband and the father of her 10-year-old son Bond, told NBC’s Dateline that he attended the game with Heidi. Though the pair did not sit together, Wayne said Planck appeared to be on edge before she left abruptly. 

“She was a little bit antsy [at the football game] … I don’t know why,” Wayne said to NBC. “All I know is that was the last time I saw her or talked to her.”

“She was sitting over here, then sitting over there and then she was walking over there. It just seemed like she was a little antsy,” he told The Sun.

Wayne said that he and Planck speak or text almost every day, so he was surprised when he did not hear from her in the days after the game. 

Heidi Planck, the missing mom who disappeared from her son's LA area football game has not been seen in two weeks. Her dog was found days later in an apartment building.
Heidi Planck, the missing mom who disappeared from her son’s LA area football game has not been seen in two weeks. Her dog was found days later in an apartment building. Photo credit: Missing poster circulated by family

But he did not realize something was seriously wrong until Oct. 20, when she didn’t show up to pick up Bond from school. 

“She’s a devoted mother who would never, ever leave her son,” Wayne told Dateline. He said he filed a missing persons report with LAPD that same day, and that officers were dispatched to Planck’s home to perform a wellness check. It’s not clear if they entered the residence, but Wayne said he went into the house Oct. 21. 

Jim Wayne got a phone call from a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) person on Oct. 21 asking about her boss, Jason Sugarman, according to Fox News.

“I don’t know how she got my name and I don’t know how she got my number, but she called me and started asking me questions about Sugarman,” Wayne said. “Something’s dirty here.”

“The home was in pristine condition,” he said. “But her phone and laptops were left behind.”

Jim Wayne told The Sun that he took some of the devices from his ex-wife’s home. 

“I happened to have one of her phones because after we had done the police report I had gotten into her house and taken some of her electronics so I could talk to her friends and family whose numbers I didn’t have,” he explained. 

Wayne also told The Sun that Planck “may have owned multiple phones.”

Missing Mom’s Dog Found in High-Rise Building

On one of Heidi Planck’s devices he took from her home, Jim Wayne told Dateline he found a text from a woman who claimed to have her dog, Seven, who was with the missing mom when she was last seen. 

The dog was reportedly found wandering the 28th floor of a high-rise apartment building in downtown LA — miles from Planck’s home, and only three hours after the 39-year-old was last seen.

Wayne said he was not aware Seven was found until days later. 

“The dog’s microchip…was an afterthought,” he told The Sun. “I found its chip number and started tracing it all the way through. They finally told me at the central data place that the dog had been found.

Then, he said, he discovered a text on his ex-wife’s phone that read: “Hey, are you missing a dog?”

“I went to pick up the dog and the couple who had it said they had just found it roaming around on their floor in the hallway,” he said. 

Heidi Planck's dog Seven was found days after the missing mom disappeared, wandering in a highrise apartment in downtown LA, 13 miles from where Planck was last seen.
Heidi Planck’s dog Seven was found days after the missing mom disappeared, wandering in a highrise apartment in downtown LA, 13 miles from where Planck was last seen. Photo credit: Missing poster circulated by family

It is not at all clear why Seven was in the apartment or how he got there — Wayne said he doesn’t know what connections Planck may have had to the building, and added that security at the complex is extensive. 

“It seems to us that everything stems from that building where her dog was found,” a friend of Planck told local reporters

But so far, management at the high-rise has reportedly refused to allow Planck’s friends and family to search the parking area for her car, and have told police that they will not turn over the building’s surveillance video without a warrant. 

Police, Feds Raid Heidi Planck’s Home

On Oct. 29 — more than a week after she was last seen —  federal agents and LAPD robbery-homicide detectives executed a raid on Planck’s home. 

Law enforcement reportedly entered the home with guns drawn, and sources told local outlet CBS2 that officers “were under the impression that they might have been walking into a crime scene.”

Officials have not said exactly what was recovered  — or what they were searching for — in the home, though some reports indicate that authorities were seen taking files from the residence. 

The presence of federal investigators indicates the raid might have been related to Planck’s business, where her employer is under investigation for federal securities fraud. 

Heidi Planck's home was raided by federal and local law enforcement on Oct. 29. It's not clear what they found, or if those findings will lead to her relocation.
Heidi Planck’s home was raided by federal and local law enforcement on Oct. 29. It’s not clear what they found, or if those findings will lead to her relocation. Photo credit: Google Maps

Friends, Family Suspect Foul Play

More than two weeks into the search, Heidi Planck’s loved ones fear foul play may have played a role in her bizarre disappearance. 

“I just want to know where my friend is,” said Danielle Nadolny, a friend of Planck’s. “He needs his mother. We all need her home safe.”

Bond, Planck’s son, misses his mother terribly, according to his father. 

“He was doing OK until he saw a photo of them the other day —  and then he just broke down,” Jim Wayne told Dateline. “He told me that he just wanted one more time to talk to her. That hurt. That was really painful. 

Wayne said his son will soon turn 11. 

““What kid wants to spend his birthday without his mom?” he said. “We’re just hoping for a miracle and that she comes home.”

Heidi Planck's family and friends fear foul play was involved in her bizarre disapperance. The missing mom has not been seen for more than 2 weeks.
Heidi Planck’s family and friends fear foul play was involved in her bizarre disappearance. The missing mom has not been seen for more than 2 weeks. Photo credit: LAPD

Investigators have not released any official updates on their findings. 

Heidi Planck was last seen wearing jeans and a gray sweater, driving her 2017 gray Range Rover with a black-and-yellow California license plate of ‘U840X0.’ She is white with blond hair and blue eyes, standing 5-foot-3 and weighing about 120 pounds. 

The family of Heidi Planck and the Los Angeles Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance in locating her. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Heidi Planck, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, at (213) 996-1800.