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Prosecutors focus on items Kessler purchased at local Walmart prior to Cummings disappearance

Newly released surveillance footage shows Kessler purchasing ammonia, black trash bags, and an electric knife at a Walmart self-checkout line.

The State Attorney's Office is piecing together the evidence from the disappearance of Joleen Cummings while they build their murder case against Kimberly Kessler. 

Cummings, a mother of three, disappeared around Mothers Day 2018. Kessler has been charged as the prime suspect. 

New video released shows prosecutors may be interested in certain items Kessler purchased at a Nassau County Walmart around the time of Cummings' disappearance. 

Surveillance footage shows Kessler purchasing ammonia, black trash bags, and an electric knife at a Walmart self-checkout line.

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Also among the new items into evidence are pictures from the investigation of where Cummings and Kessler worked, Tangles Hair Salon.  

Credit: SAO

Police say they searched items for substances like blood, which could be detected even if a cleaning solution was used as a cleaner.

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In addition to the photos and videos released Thursday, First Coast News also learned there was a warrant initially issued to obtain the cell phone of Cummings' ex-husband after her disappearance. Investigators cited that he had "violent tendencies."

The ex-husband was never named as a suspect during the missing person search.

Kessler has maintained her innocence by entering 'not guilty' plea. Her next court appearance is scheduled for later in April.  

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