There's a tragic ending to the search for a woman who has been missing for the last three months. Police have been looking for Heather Gumina since July, and she has now been determined to have been murdered, as her remains have been found. Her husband, Anthony Gumina, has been charged with her murder.
According to a Facebook post released by the El Dorado Law Enforcement, "The missing person case of Heather Gumina has transitioned into a homicide investigation." This is very sad news for her family and friends.
According to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, 44-year-old Anthony Gumina, Heather's husband, has been arrested for the murder of his 33-year-old wife, who went missing in July after being treated for a broken collarbone.
Heather was last seen on July 16th, and police asked the public for help in locating the woman on July 19th.
In July, police were on the lookout for both Heather and her vehicle. They found the car, a 2005 black Infiniti G35, abandoned in August. At this time, Heather was not found.
Heather's disappearance hit her three children and her mother hard. KTXL News reported back in July that her mother was desperate to find her, worried about her health and safety since she had just recently broken her collarbone.
“That’s why there’s a concern for her safety right now and a concern that she had a broken collarbone,”her mother Joanna Russell told the news station. “So, I’m praying that someone will hear this or have seen something or might know something and please report it to the sheriff.”
Anthony Gumina was arrested on Friday on an outstanding domestic violence warrant, and the police searched a local area which led them to human remains that they believe to be belonging to the missing woman. Gumina has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held in the El Dorado County jail. No more details are being released at this time, as the investigation is still ongoing.
This is a terribly tragic ending to an already sad case for Heather's family. Her mother has been cited as saying that she had hoped that Heather would eventually be found alive and well. This is a tragic outcome, especially given the fact that her own husband has been accused of being the one who committed the crime.