The parents of a tech CEO who was found dead say she suffered a ‘manic episode’ and suggested them ‘it’s all a sport, we’re in the matrix’ in a phone title sooner than she disappeared.
Erin Valenti, 33, was found dead in the once more seat of her rental automotive on a residential avenue in San Jose’s quiet Almaden neighborhood on Saturday, 5 days after she was first reported missing.
Valenti, the chief govt of Salt Lake City-based app developer Tinker Ventures was remaining heard from on October 7, when she missed her flight from San Jose once more home to Utah.
Nothing appeared out of the extraordinary until 3:30pm on Monday after she met with a former colleague on Sand Hill Road, sooner than calling her parents to say she couldn’t uncover her rental automotive.
Once she positioned the grey Nissan Murano, she stayed on the phone with her mother and father the place Valenti’s dialog began veering from the uncommon to the down-right bizarre.
Her father, Joseph Valenti, says his daughter was talking ‘a mile a minute’ and wasn’t making any sense.
Though the bereaved father insists his daughter has no historic previous of psychological illness, Joseph says he wasn’t the solely member of the family to acquire a ‘confusing and disjointed’ title in the hours most important as a lot as her disappearance.
Valenti moreover referred to as her mother on and off for a variety of hours all through Monday afternoon and through the evening.
‘Her concepts have been disconnected…. She’d say I’m coming home for Thanksgiving, then in the subsequent she was saying she’s in the Matrix,’ Whitey Valenti suggested Mercury News.
Valenti is alleged to have suggested her mother, ‘It’s all a sport, it’s a thought experiment: we’re in the Matrix.’
The 33-year-old, who will be turning 34 on Wednesday, missed her flight later that evening and failed to point at a ceremony in Utah on Tuesday, the place she was attributable to acquire a ‘women in tech’ award.
Concerned for her well-being, Valenti’s husband Harrison Weinstein, a psychologist, tried to hint her location by the use of a ‘find my phone app’ nonetheless was unsuccessful.
During her final phone calls with cherished ones on Monday, Valenti level out she was low on gasoline, and, with a request from her family, a San Jose police officer contacted Valenti by phone the related evening time.
But the police office moreover talked about she ‘wasn’t making any sense’ on the phone, in conserving with Weinstein.
The officer drove spherical San Jose on the lookout for her nonetheless found no trace of Valenti.
Frustrated with the police division’s efforts, Weinstein organize a ‘Help Find Erin Valenti’ Facebook net web page, inspiring better than 1,500 Bay Area locals into looking for her.
It was one in each of the volunteers who found Valenti’s physique in the back-seat on the 6500 block of Bose Lane — a half-mile from her remaining recognized location – on Saturday.