• Rod Kackley

Wife Beater Turned Killer in California? "World's Worst Nightmare," Says Victim's


Pleasant Valley was anything but pleasant the day El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered a pile of body parts while the deputies were busting a California man on an outstanding domestic violence warrant.

Now, investigators believe the deputies stumbled upon the remains of the wife beater’s dead spouse.

Anthony Gumina, hands cuffed behind him, sat on a curb, Saturday, with his little pet dog beside him, as deputies combed through every inch his home and property.

Investigators believe Anthony killed his wife and say the evidence against him is “overwhelming.”

But, Anthony’s cousin, Robert Shawaluk, says he’s “100 percent positive” that Anthony’s innocent.

“He did nothing wrong. He loved her. He loved his wife,” said Robert.

Anthony’s wife, Heather Gumina Waters, a beautiful, blonde, 33-year-old, disappeared July 15. That was the same day she was released from a hospital after being treated for a broken collarbone.

“To protect the integrity” of the investigation,:” El Dorado deputies haven’t released any other information.

However, Heather’s mother, Joanna Russel has heard enough. The distraught woman told KTXL-TV that she feared the worst when her daughter’s car was found abandoned by the side of a road last month in El Dorado County.

And now, Joanna deals with the reality that her daughter is dead.

“I’m going to grieve for a very long time,” Joanna said. “It’s like the world’s worst nightmare. But I know that she’s in heaven now.”

We'll find you no matter what."

When Mollie Tibbetts disappeared on July 18, 2018, her mother, Laura Calderwood, promised she would never quit searching. Mollie's father, two brothers, along with a legion of friends and other family members, took the same vow.

A special law enforcement task force received more than 1500 tips, followed up with hundreds of interviews. All dead ends.

Just when it seemed they'd never find Mollie, police received the one tip that led them to the University of Iowa student who left the house to go jogging one warm summer night and never came home.

For five weeks in the summer of 2018, the whole world was watching Brooklyn, Iowa.

You need to read this story to find out what really happened.

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