Family of missing Renee
Pernice offers $25,000 reward
By GLENN E. RICE
The Kansas City Star
Renee Pernice's family
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family of a missing Northland woman announced Tuesday a $25,000 reward for anyone with information specific enough to lead
to her location.
Renee Pernice, a mother
of two, has not been seen since Jan. 2. Her father, Rick Pretz, and police suspect foul play.
“There is no
reason why the people who have hidden Renee from us can’t let us have her back and take the money,” Pretz said
outside the Clay
Family members attended
a court hearing for Pernice’s husband, Shon Pernice, whom authorities have accused of stealing a neighbor’s handgun.
Pernice has pleaded not guilty to the felony charge. The criminal case was continued to June 24.
Shon Pernice declined
to comment as he left the courtroom. Eric Vernon, an attorney for Pernice, said his client was looking forward to resolving
According to court
records, police were called Jan. 31 to a residence on a reported theft. Police talked to the homeowner, who told them Pernice
had been at the residence with his children. At one point, Pernice was alone in the basement for several minutes. Later that
evening, Pernice left the home and the owner tried to set the burglar alarm but discovered that the basement door had been
That same evening another
person who lived at the home went into the basement. He saw the alarm sensor of his door was disabled. He also noticed that
a .22-caliber Walther semi-automatic pistol was missing.
On Feb. 1, according
to allegations in court documents, Pernice went back to the home, gave the homeowner the handgun and apologized.
Pernice remains a person
of interest in his wife’s disappearance. He has not been arrested or charged. Authorities continue to look for a truck
that might have been involved in Renee Pernice’s disappearance.
Linda Lockwood, Renee
Pernice’s mother, said the grandparents of the Pernices’ children have limited supervised visitation. Lockwood
has contended that the children’s father, Shon Pernice, is unfit to be a parent and unable to care for the children.
Anyone with information
on Renee Pernice’s disappearance is asked to call the TIPS Hotline, 816-474-8477.