31 Year Old Bianca Tanner Missing Since 6/8/14 in Charlotte, NC (Update: Police now Investigating as a Homicide)(Update: Boyfriend Angelo Grayson Smith, Jr. Arrested in Homewood, IL)
31 year old Bianca Tanner has been missing since Sunday, June 8, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Bianca Tanner is a second grade school teacher at the Fork Elementary School in Greensboro, N.C. Tanner was last seen Sunday on Druid Circle in Charlotte by her boyfriend, who also lives in Charlotte. The teacher and her son moved into Druid Circle apartments a week ago to live with her boyfriend. Tanner’s boyfriend reported her missing to authorities at 12:37 p.m. on Sunday. WSOCTV is reporting that police assured that Tanner’s son is not missing, but they won’t give any information about his whereabouts.
Tanner was last spotted Sunday on Druid Circle in Charlotte by her boyfriend, who also lives in Charlotte, Faulkner said. Tanner’s boyfriend reported her missing to authorities at 12:37 p.m. on the same day. His identity has not been released at this time.
Tanner recently moved from Greensboro to Charlotte, and may still have ties in the area, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a statement.
Tanner is described by authorities as 5-feet-3 inches tall, weighing 110 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. Police say she was last seen wearing a red tank top, black shorts and black flat shoes.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe said there are indications there was an argument between Tanner and her boyfriend Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Police said clues have led them to begin a homicide investigation.
“It’s unfortunate that we have to draw the conclusion at this point… based on our concerns, we have elevated it to a homicide investigation,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe said on Thursday.
Elevating the case to a homicide investigation will result in additional resources being added to the investigation, police said in a news conference on Thursday.
“We have interviewed several individuals known to Ms. Tanner,” Monroe said. “Some have yielded information that steered us into the direction of a homicide investigation.”
U.S. Marshals arrested the boyfriend of missing Guilford County Schools teacher, Bianca Tanner. Angelo Grayson Smith, Jr. was arrested in Homewood, Illinois on Thursday. Smith is charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police issued the warrant for Smith’s arrest on Sunday. On Wednesday, the agency requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals’ office to find and arrest Smith.
Smith was arrested about 35 miles south of Chicago. Charlotte police were in the area shortly after his arrest to confirm Smith’s identity.
It’s unclear at this point if Smith will waive extradition and agree to be placed in the custody of CMPD or if there will be an extradition hearing.
If anyone has seen or has information regarding Bianca Tanner, please contact Detective Faulkner at (704) 336-8970.