It is reported that the couple had previous problems in their marriage, Renee had filed for divorce in 2005 but withdrew her petition. Shon Pernice, a firefighter, was a veteran from the Iraqi war and was getting ready to deploy once again to Iraq. He immediately hired a lawyer and has not been charged or named as a person of interest in Renee's disappearance.
The area that she would frequent has been the target of searches using ground personnel, canine and horses. So far nothing has been found, but all signals are pointing to foul play being involved.
Pernice's mother, Linda Lockwood, spoke to FOX 4 News and said she fears the worst. Through tears, she said, "It's been too long for her to not have contacted any of us, so we feel like something bad has happened. She would never, never, never leave her kids and just not say anything to anybody. There's no way."Renee is a teaching nurse at a local hospital and by all accounts it is totally out of character for her to leave her home, leave her children, and walk away from her life. She is close to her family members and keeps in close contact with them, so for her not to call after this long is quite suspicious.
What do we have going on here? Without pointing fingers, could it be another military man gone mad? There seems to be a correlation lately with serving in the military and murdering spouses. What should be done to help our returning vets assimilate back into their lives, their homes and their marriages so that more children are left without a mother?
Or do we have another possible "Drew Peterson" statement that she ran away to be with another man?
Baldwin(Shon Pernice's lawyer) said Pernice feels helpless.
“He misses her; he wants her back even if she chooses not to be with him; she needs to be there for the kids,” he said.
What we do know from all reports is that Renee Pernice most likely did not just walk out of her home last Friday. She had way too much going on in her life with a successful career and 3 young children who friends say were her life.
As the days go on, the chances of finding Renee alive are very slim, her family and friends are aware of that. What about 3 young children without a mother? Who should be held accountable for their loss?
If indeed this is another case of spousal murder, we have another abuser who has followed the pattern.
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