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Charlotte police say missing teacher is homicide case

Posted June 13, 2014
Updated June 14, 2014

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— Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say the case of a missing teacher is being investigated as a homicide.

Thirty-one-year-old Bianca Tanner was reported missing by her boyfriend Sunday afternoon.

Police Chief Rodney Monroe said Thursday that some of the witnesses are not telling the truth.

Officers searched Thursday in homes, a car and a creek in Charlotte to try to find Tanner. Investigators have expanded the search to Virginia and are getting help from police in Greensboro, where Tanner lived before moving to Charlotte last month. She had been hired to work on a special project to improve educational opportunities for eight schools.

Tanner's cousin, Crystal Scarborough, described the 31-year-old as someone who always had a smile on her face. 

"I think it's sad this has happened. It's unfortunate that we can't find her. I don't think anybody deserves this. She is a mother with a child, and it's really taken a toll on the family," she said. 

Monroe says police have concluded Tanner's disappearance is not a simple missing person's case.

Tanner's boyfriend said he last saw her when she left his apartment.



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