Missing Mo. Woman's Case Now a Death Investigation

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) -- The case of a Kansas City mother who's been
missing since early last month is now a death investigation.

Clay County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel White says prosecutors
``believe foul play is involved'' in the Jan. 2 disappearance of
35-year-old Renee Pernice.

White says it was changed from a missing person case because of
the time that has passed since she disappeared. He also says the
woman's family and friends have not heard from her since then.

No one has been arrested in the case. Police believe the woman's
husband, Independence firefighter Shon Pernice, was the last person
to see her. But they say he has given different dates for when he
last saw her.

Police say Renee Pernice had mentioned to family members that
she was considering divorcing her husband.