The body of Erin Valenti, a Utah tech entrepreneur who has been missing since Monday in the San Jose, California, area, was found on Saturday, according to sources. | Adobe Stock

SALT LAKE CITY — The body of Erin Valenti, a Utah tech entrepreneur who has been missing since Monday in the San Jose, California, area, was found on Saturday, according to sources.

San Jose police Sgt. Enrique Garcia said, via email, that police are conducting “a death investigation” after discovering a body Saturday in the back of a car in the 6500 block of Bose Lane in San Jose.

Several friends of Valenti’s confirmed that the body is Valenti and was found in the back of a car rented in her name.

I write this post with a lot of pain and fear, but can really use your help. My wife, Erin Valenti has been missing…

Posted by Harrison Weinstein on Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Valenti’s family released the following statement Saturday evening:

“Erin has been found. Please call off the search. We all greatly appreciate the effort and support people have provided. The family will release more information as they are able to.”

The 33-year-old Valenti was the CEO of Utah-based Tinker Ventures, a company that develops web and smartphone applications.

Silicon Slopes/Utah Tech Council Executive Director Clint Betts described Valenti as a “force for good” in the Utah tech community.

“Erin was a such a force for good,” Betts said in a statement. “It’s hard to imagine the Silicon Slopes community without her in it. Our hearts go out to her husband and family during this unimaginable time. We are devastated.”

In a Wednesday Facebook post, Valenti’s husband, Harrison Weinstein, wrote that she had been missing since Monday night and was last seen in Palo Alto Monday afternoon and was …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

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