Search Continues for Missing Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Teacher Bianca Tanner … Son tells Police, “Angelo is Mean to Mommy and Hurt Mommy in the Face.”(Update: Body of Bianca Tanner Found)(Update: Missing Teacher’s Boyfriend charged With Murder)
31 year old Bianca Tanner has been missing since Sunday, June 8, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The police have elevated the case to a homicide investigation and have released new details of the missing persons case. During the course of the investigation, detectives talked to several family members of Tanner, including her 3-year-old son. The child told police, “Mommy got a spanking with the belt. Angelo kicked mommy’s butt and made her cry. Angelo is mean to mommy and hurt mommy in the face.” Angelo Smith has an outstanding warrant for domestic battery out of Arkansas.
Police said Tanner’s boyfriend, Angelo Smith, reported her missing on June 8. Smith told police the two got into an argument over a text message, the warrant states.
In the warrant, Smith said Tanner left the apartment intoxicated carrying a bag with her. Tanner has not been seen since.
During the investigation, detectives talked to several family members of Tanner, including her 3-year-old son.
Tanner’s son told police, “Mommy got a spanking with the belt. Angelo kicked mommy’s butt and made her cry.” The boy also told police that “Angelo is mean to mommy and hurt mommy in the face.”
The search warrant states police are looking for a belt/paddle, cellphones, clothes worn by Tanner during the alleged assault, evidence of blood, hairs and other bodily fluids.
UPDATE I: Body of missing Bianca Tanner found.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said early Thursday they believe they have found the remains of Bianca Tanner, the former Guilford Co. teacher that went missing in Charlotte June 8.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe said detectives believe they have found the remains of Tanner in a wooded area near Shopton Road West and Westinghouse Boulevard, about 16 miles from Smith’s apartment.
Her boyfriend, Angelo Grayson Smith Jr., has been charged with murder. He was initially identified as a person of interest in the case after he told authorities that a drunken Tanner left their home following an argument and never returned. She was last seen June 8.