Foul play is suspected; however, her body has not been discovered. Furthermore, no arrests have been made. Police have not named her husband, Shon Pernice, as a person of interest or a suspect in the case. On the other hand, "he's the last known person to see her alive," according to Doug Niemeier, a sergeant with the Kansas City Police Department. Renee's husband, Shon Pernice, is a firefighter. He allegedly entered Station #5, a local fire department's hazardous materials building (where cleaning supplies are stored) around 4:30 a.m. on January 3. Could this be related to Renee's disappearance shortly after the new year?
Renee Pernice was a nurse at St. Luke's Hospital. She was last seen with her dogs in her backyard on Friday, January 2, 2009. While she disappeared, her purse, coat and other items were still in the house. Renee's car was in the garage. Renee's cell phone was missing from the house. Her phone was found on January 3, 009, 15 miles from her home. A search of that area found nothing else.
There is a $25,000 reward being offered by the family. A white truck appears in surveillance video in an area where her phone was discovered may be related to her disappearance. Renee is 5 feet, 7 inches tall, and has brown hair and blue eyes. Kansas City Police Department will welcome any tips at 1-816-474-TIPS.