Local mother disappeared, presumed dead
A local mother and wife is missing after police say a "strange twist of events." Mrs. Rene Fianco has been missing now for 3 days. She was last seen at the school her daughter Trinity attends. Police say that Rene had dropped off her daughter and was to meet a friend at the gym to do some Yoga. When she did not arrive the friend texted Rene, but no response. Later, Kourtney Gillmier was questioned, and she said,"Rene and I have been friends for about a year... and she is a very punctual person, she is never late. She just started texting and getting in the 21st century... I figured it slipped her mind or she forgot her phone at home. When I did not hear from her the next day I got worried." "So I called her home number, and spoke to her husband."
In the afternoon police got word from a shop owner that..saw a car parked in her lot all day. When she went out to investigate there was a pool of blood on the outside of the car, so she contacted the police. Police arrived Wednesday to find Rene's purple car outside the gift store. Officer Wurtz told police... It was kind of errrie because a black crow was sitting on the hood of the car and would not be scared away. The Forensic department collected evidence, inside the car was a silk scarf and a pair of Prada high heels. The police reports came back and the blood on the pavement, matched the blood of Rene's.
The shop owner Rhianna Denelian was given a picture of Rene and asked if she had ever seen this women. The owner said, " I just saw her last weekend, but she was driving an old beat up red Jeep." She came to take an Ukranian egg decorating class I had at my shop. She was quiet and kept to herself.
Police asked people at the school if they had seen Ms. Fianco that morning.
The president of the PTO at the school ,Jack Kudan said," I spoke to Rene that morning at about ten minutes to 9. We were discussing the upcoming vendor event at the school. She was donating a number of items to the cause.. and was informing me she would be available to wrap baskets." He continued to say," I did however find it strange that her demeanor was so calm, and monitone. Rene is a very animated person. She was wearing sunglases inside and a purple silk scarf around her neck and she kept rubbing her neck.
Police interviewed her husband as a possible suspect, but his alibi was cleared. He was asked if he recognized the scarf and shoes...He said he had seen the scarf just the week before as it came in an unmarked parcel box.. with no return address. He told police he did not recognize the shoes, and Prada was not something they could afford on a teachers salary. He said his wife opened the box and seemed very confused.... but found a orange Hermes box inside... and a note that read," For your new buisness career... You deserve it... be sure to wear it" At first he was jealous asking her if she had an admirer.. and she had responded.. "not that I know of." He believed his wife, she was very faithful. He told police," she put the scarf in the drawer.. and I never saw her wear it". She told him that she thought a new female client had sent it to her, but she was not sure. She would find out.
Police have tried to locate the real estate agent... to ask if someone is renting the old estate. IF you or anyone you know has seen Rene Fianco please contact the town or state police.
At this time they are treating this case as a disappearance, but family fears it's foul play.