A Wisconsin mother who mysteriously went missing three weeks ago was found dead on Valentine’s Day.
Gia Buccieri Martin, 39, seemed to be doing very well the last time friends and family saw her in January, one family member said.
“She was in really good spirits. She was making plans with people and talking about get-togethers,” Amanda Scheese, Martin’s sister-in-law, told Kenosha News.
Martin was near a Boys & Girls Club in Kenosha the night of Jan. 25 when she may have gotten into a brownish-red Ford Taurus with heavily tinted windows, as is stated on a missing person poster. She had her cellphone with her, but it was either shut off or had died. Martin had also left her wallet at her house.
Martin’s boyfriend was the last person to see her, Scheese told the news outlet. After the night of Jan. 25, her family never saw her again.
Martin was reported missing the day after her disappearance, according to the Kenosha Police Department. Detectives had few leads, but they spent the next several weeks working on the case.
On Feb. 14, Martin was found dead.
Police provided no details about where she was found or how she died, although they noted that “there is no danger to our community regarding the death of Ms. Martin.”
Martin’s home has been at the center of police activity since Sunday, and the residence was cordoned off with police tape on Tuesday afternoon, according to Kenosha News.
A GoFundMe page has been created to help cover the costs of Martin’s funeral. It had raised almost $3,000 as of Wednesday afternoon.
“[Martin] was a feisty fierce Italian with an amazing smile, a big heart, a contagious laugh and a whole lot more to give to this world. She loved deeply and would do anything for someone in need,” Angela Stucko, the fundraiser’s organizer, wrote on the page.
Anyone with information regarding Martin's disappearance or death is asked to contact the Kenosha Police detective bureau at 262-605-5203. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can contact the Kenosha Area Crime Stoppers at 262-656-7333.
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