Police ‘highly concerned’ for missing Titusville woman after ‘alarming circumstances’ uncovered
Anna M. Primavere last seen near Knox McRae Drive, Barna Avenue
TITUSVILLE, Fla. – Titusville police continue to search for a missing 36-year-old woman who was last seen Friday afternoon, saying they’re “highly concerned” for her well-being.
Police tweeted Tuesday morning that Anna M. Primavere, whom they are calling a possible missing endangered adult, was last seen around 5:45 p.m. in the area of Knox McRae Drive and Barna Avenue.
According to Titusville police, a preliminary investigation revealed that Primavere, who was renting a room at a home in the 4000 block of Trinidad Avenue, was reported missing by family members on Sunday.
Police said an initial search of Primavere’s room “revealed alarming circumstances and physical evidence that she may have been harmed.”
CSI returns to where 36-year-old Anna Primavere was living before @TitusvillePD say she went missing last week. Police now saying evidence inside of the Trinidad Avenue house shows Primavere may have been harmed. @news6wkmg:https://t.co/Wkq9bkMYCj pic.twitter.com/H5ny6gWfL8— James Sparvero (@News6James) February 25, 2020
Investigators obtained a search warrant for the home and obtained physical evidence that shows Primavere might have been harmed inside the home, authorities said.
Another woman, dubbed a person of interest by police, was also staying in the home but left Florida the night of Primavere’s disappearance, officials said. Detectives have located the woman, but she has refused to cooperate with the investigation, police said.
Primavere was described as a white woman, about 5 feet tall and 120 pounds. She has short brown hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information about Primavere is asked to call police at 321-264-7800.
While police were investigating at a Trinidad Avenue, officers said they found a bruised, filthy child eating dirt, according to the Titusville Police Department.
Zongmu Wang, 57, was at the home with a developmentally delayed child and when the girl bent over, an officer noticed a large bruise on her lower back, records show. The officer asked to check the girl for injuries, but Wang refused so the two were separated, according to the affidavit.
Police said they found bruises on the child’s lower back, right hip area and extensive dark purple and black bruising on her buttocks and thigh area. She also had a hand-shaped mark on her face, hypopigmented skin on her back, two circular injuries on her bicep as well as a few scratches, records show. Officers also said the child was filthy and was eating dirt without Wang intervening.
Wang denied knowing what happened to the girl, according to the report.
It’s unclear what relationship Wang has to the girl, if any. Family members said Primavere does not have any children.
Wang is facing a charge of child abuse.
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