Homicide Investigation Update

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

Update 9-12-19 : The human remains located during this search have been positively identified as belonging to 33 year old Heather Gumina Waters.

On Saturday, September 7, 2019 the missing person case of Heather Gumina transitioned into a homicide investigation.

On the evening of Sept 6th, Anthony Gumina was arrested on an outstanding no bail warrant for domestic violence. El Dorado County Detectives simultaneously conducted a search warrant in the Pleasant Valley area of El Dorado County.

During the search, detectives located what is believed to be the remains of Heather Gumina, Anthony Gumina’s wife, who was reported missing on July 19th.

Following the discovery, EDSO detectives arrested Anthony Gumina for homicide. At this time and in order to protect the integrity of this homicide investigation, no further information is being released.