Police Search Missing Greensboro Teacher's Apartment

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WCNC) -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and K-9s searched a missing teacher's apartment Friday hoping it will lead to answers, but those appear to be in short supply.

CMPD isn't saying anything publicly Friday about Bianca Tanner's missing person case after delving into it Thursday, when they called it a homicide.

Relatives remain hopeful something good will happen, but it's been six days since anyone has seen or heard from Tanner.

Investigators went back to Tanner's apartment on Druid Circle Friday morning. She recently moved in with her boyfriend but was still a teacher at Reedy Fork Elementary School in Greensboro.

Neighbors say police and K-9's scoured the backyard and woods behind the house just like they did Thursday, but it doesn't appear they found anything.

"They were back there watching the house and stuff," said neighbor Jackie Harrison.

Tanner's boyfriend reported her missing Sunday after the couple argued, police say.

Harrison says she didn't hear the fight or see Tanner leave.

"We don't have a lot of trouble over here, so I feel safe personally, but I'm leery about someone going missing."

A different neighbor says the argument was loud and over quickly. That neighbor didn't see Tanner either.

Now, Tanner's picture is on a missing person flyer. Relatives handed it out to neighbors. It's also in local store windows. The hope is someone knows or saw something.

Police say there's been no activity on Tanner's cell phone or bank accounts.

The case is considered a homicide and gives cops more resources to try to figure out what happened.

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At last check there are no named suspects and no arrests, but a handful of inconsistencies from people considered "persons of interest."

"I say in particular some of those we have interviewed, they have not been forthright with us," said CMPD Police Chief Rodney Monroe.

One person who says he often saw Tanner is Ramon Berry, who runs a car wash about a block away. He says Tanner would often go for evening walks right past him.

"It makes me think who is next or what happened and I would like for them to get to the bottom of it," Berry said.

Police say Tanner recently moved to Charlotte and got a teaching position with CMS and Project L.I.F.T.


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