A mother of three vanished close to a month ago, following an explosive fight with her husband, but he’s adamant that he had nothing to do with her disappearance.
“I want her to just show up and be OK and for everything to be alright. I didn’t do anything [to her]. I married her because I love her,” 44-year-old Anthony Gumina told DailyMailTV, referring to his missing 33-year-old wife, Heather Gumina Waters.
Heather disappeared from her Pleasant Valley, California, home on July 16. On August 9, police found her car, a 2005 black and pink Infiniti G45, abandoned along a remote area. Although police never disclosed the location, a local source said the car was found close to Mormon Emigrant Trail, according to DailyMailTV.
Heather disappeared a day after she was released from the hospital after being treated for a broken collarbone. Family members previously said they were concerned she may have been released too soon and could be in a lot of pain.
According to ABC, Gumina was believed to have been driving Heather’s car during the time she vanished.
Gumina is reportedly facing a domestic violence case and scheduled for trial next month after he allegedly headbutted Heather in February. He’s also been accused of using meth and opiates during the alleged altercation while trying to stop Heather from calling the police.
Shortly after her disappearance, Gumina filed a restraining order against Heather, claiming that she punched him in the face and “tried to tip wheelbarrow full of sand on my legs.”
Despite their volatile relationship, Gumina told DailyMailTV that he has been praying for her safe return.
“Look, this marriage is not going to work out but I would never do anything like this [harming her]. I’m a lover. I’m not that kind of guy. ‘The sheriffs [deputies] were here for like 30 hours doing an investigation. They took my car. They walked every piece of land so I’m cleaning up again and again and again and I’m dealing with my wife. I don’t deserve this.”
Meanwhile, Heather’s loved ones are worried about her safety. Friends reportedly described her as a devoted and loving mother to her three children, ages 14, 10, and four. Family members are currently taking care of the children while they desperately wait for answers.
“She’s an amazing mom, she’s devoted to her children. She’s quite popular and she has a lot of friends. Her mom misses her a lot,” friend Holly Smith said.
Anyone with any information about Heather’s whereabouts is urged to call the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office at 530-621-6600.
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[Feature Photo: Heather Gumina/Facebook]