Sunday, September 8, 2019

The Disappearance & Murder of Heather Gumina

Authorities in California are searching for 33 year-old Heather Gumina, who has been missing since July 16th, 2019. The mother-of-three was last seen after leaving a Pleasant Valley hospital, where she had been treated for a broken collarbone. According to Heather's family members, the injury had caused her a lot of pain and Heather felt that she had been discharged from the hospital too soon. Still, she left the hospital that day in her 2005 Infiniti Coupe. Heather never returned home and has not been seen or heard from again.

Nearly a month later, on August 11th, 2019, police announced that they found Heather's car abandoned in El Dorado County.  Said county is mostly between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, however police have not disclosed where exactly the car was found at this time. The car is currently being processed by forensics. 

Since the discovery of Heather's car, fears for her safety have intensified. Her family members do not believe she would willingly abandon her children. Additionally, both authorities and her family members are concerned about Heather's wellbeing due to her collarbone injury.

The search for Heather is continuing. If you have any information that could help the investigation, please call 530-621-6600.
UPDATE (September 2019): Authorities have found the remains of Heather Gumina in Pleasant Valley. Shortly thereafter, on September 6th, 2019, Heather's husband Anthony Gumina was arrested and charged with her murder. Reports state that Heather actually vanished following an explosive fight with Anthony, whom she had only been married to for a few months. Anthony  has repeatedly denied any involvement in Heather's disappearance. Further details about the case have not been made public, however any updates will be provided as they come. 

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