Found Deceased CA - Erin Valenti, 33, from Utah, en-route from Palo Alto to San Jose, 7 Oct 2019 #2

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  1. MJPeony

    MJPeony SF Bay Area

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    "A Utah tech CEO went missing Monday night in California, officials confirmed.

    Erin Valenti, of Salt Lake City, was last seen Monday afternoon in Palo Alto, California, wearing torn jeans and a white T-shirt......

    She was en route from Palo Alto to San Jose, but she never returned her rental car and missed her flight home to Utah....

    Valenti’s husband said nothing like this has ever happened before, and it’s very unlike her to go days without contact. Police are treating her case as a "voluntary missing persons case," and there isn't an active search by law enforcement, according to San Jose Police Sgt. Enrique Garcia. According to preliminary investigations, there does not seem to be any evidence of foul play, Garcia said...."


    Utah tech CEO goes missing in California


    It's not only out-of-character for her to be unreachable, but she was supposed to be given an award on Wed night at a banquet (see article). Seems odd to me that it's being treated as voluntary missing person. Not sure how that determination is made. Hope she is safe and located soon.

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    OCT 11, 2019
    Utah woman failed to return home from California, reported missing

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    • EV is 5'4" tall and weighs 150 pounds.
    • Blue eyes and blonde hair.
    • Last seen wearing a white t-shirt and torn jeans.
    • She was driving a gray 2020 Nissan Murano CA license plate 8LUD641.
    • She never returned her rental car or made her return flight to Utah.
    • Her phone has been off since Monday night.
    Utah tech CEO goes missing in California
    • The last time she talked to her husband on the phone was Monday night, and her phone pinged to San Jose.
    • EV will turn 34 on Oct. 16.
    Palo Alto to San Jose - Google Maps
     
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    Sillybilly Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Please continue discussion of Erin's case here.
     
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    Another consideration is a simple infection, such as a bladder infection, which left unrecognized and untreated, can move quickly to a systemic infection and encephalitis and death.
    I have first hand knowledge of this progression from my husband and his aunt both. She died and he spent 7 days in the hospital. He was talking and describing events but they weren't accurate answers to what he was asked. The doctors said he had about another day before all his organs would have shut down and death would have occurred.
    The way she was behaving is so similar to his behavior but he was lucky enough to have some one call an ambulance for him.
     
  9. rosesfromangels

    rosesfromangels Amateur speculations and opinion only

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    With respect to the decedents family, this sounds like an unknown substance that led to mania and/or psychosis, and heart attack.

    So sad, and my heart is heavy for their loss, and the loss of this bright entrepreneur.

    All amateur opinion and speculation
     
  10. PommyMommy

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    Update #2

    Background
    Mon Oct 7
    Tue Oct 8
    Wed Oct 9
    Sun Oct 13
    • EV’s body was found in the back seat of her locked rental vehicle parked in the street in the 6500 block of Bose Lane in San Jose.
    Google Maps
    • The Nest Hotel, Palo Alto, 3901 El Camino Real, Palo Alto CA 94306
    • 2500 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025
    • Camden Ave & Almaden Expy, San Jose CA 95120
    • 6500 Bose Lane, San Jose CA
    • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
    If I have missed something or anything is in error, please advise. I have not been able to follow as closely as I would like. TIA MOO
     
  11. kittythehare

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    Thats a brilliant synopsis @PommyMommy !
    There's just one thing that struck me..
    the latest Mercury news report is not tallying with the facebook updates on the status of the search etc.? There appear to be discrepancies?
     
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    Vail Justice for Kara & Jessica

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    Bringing forward:
    Police said that about 10 p.m. that night, at the family’s request, they called Valenti on her cell phone and she answered. She “indicated she was with friends,” police said. Weinstein, however, said over the weekend that an officer told the family “was nonsensical” on the call.

    and ...
     
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    I don't often let myself be pulled into cases emotionally, but this one is getting to me, and apart from the obviously very sad story, I'm not sure why. Young woman dead, probably no foul play, but still quite mysterious circumstances, almost like a perfect storm happened and at so many points, it should have been interrupted. Weird. RIP Erin.

    (So good to see an innocent significant other though…)
     
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    Business Insider had this to day 14th
    f the body found is identified as Valenti, this is the second death of tech CEO this month in the San Francisco Bay Area. The body of 50-year-old Tushar Arte — the CEO of a web design company called AtreNet — was found in Santa Cruz on Oct. 1, according to police. In a Facebook post, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office said that Atre was found dead next to his car hours after he was abducted from his home during a suspected robbery.The family of a missing 33-year-old tech CEO called off its search after police found a body inside a parked car in the San Francisco Bay Area
     
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    Thank you. :)

    Can you be more specific about what you mean by "the status of the search, etc.?" If you can link to the FB post and describe the discrepancies I will be glad to take a look and revise as appropriate. MOO
     
  16. happyday

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    This is what I’m leaning towards now as well.

    At first I was thinking some sort of medical event (and it still could be), but mainly due to the fact that she was apparently okay until that afternoon and then she suddenly wasn’t. I feel like most medical issues would come on more slowly and rarely do they actually cause 8+ hours of psychosis and then death. Maybe confusion and dizziness, slurring etc., feeling ill, but manic and delusional?

    I’m starting to feel like some substance, legal or illegal, either interacted with other substances she was taking, or she took too much or she just had a terrible reaction.
    Just so sad.
     
  17. Occam's Zebra

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    "Indicated" is a nice vague term. Maybe the officer heard people in the background (if Erin was in a store or other public place - or maybe even just the radio playing in the background) and assumed she was with friends. Maybe Erin made vague references to people and the officer jumped to conclusions. Maybe she lied to him.

    It sounds a bit like CYA to me. "Oh, she said she was with friends so we didn't worry." But then her husband hears from LE that his wife was "nonsensical" on that same phone call.

    The matrix, BTW, is a movie and a casino, but there are people out there who believe we're living in a computer simulation (as in the movie). In the movie, the blue pill keeps you in the illusion that your life is real; the red pill pulls you out of the matrix and shows you that it's all been a lie.

    CoricidinHBP is known as "the matrix drug" or "skittles" - though any cough/cold medicine will have the same effects. At high doses (well beyond what you'd take for a cold), it sends you on a trip that makes you feel as if your life isn't actually real. Can cause psychosis if you take too much. Other symptoms include agitation, confusion, hallucinations, euphoria. Coma is possible, so I would think it could be fatal as well.

    I found a case study of a man who took 30 pills and ended up in the hospital... https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3977765/
     
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    Has it been stated anywhere where exactly she met the ex colleague(s) that day on Sand Hill Rd.? A bar? Restaurant? Side of the road? Was it lunch? I wonder if they saw her wandering around trying to find her car? Was it parked far away?
    I know this person/people has cooperated, but I’m so interested in that meeting and her demeanor.
     
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    This is totally new information to me. Police are now saying that she answered the phone and said she was with friends, when initially they said she was incoherent and not making sense?

    Something isn’t right here. The discrepancy in when the car was actually first seen on the street where it was discovered has me questioning the situation even more.

    What happened to you, Erin? Praying for some resolution for her family and friends.

    MOO.
     
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    Hmmmmm. This is interesting because she seemed to be focused on The Matrix and thought experiments.
     
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