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Continued searching yields few leads on missing Carson mom

Karl Horeis

Investigators continued their search Sunday for missing Carson City woman Bertha Anguiano whose bloodied 3-year-old son was found at a store 12 miles from home.

“We’re still searching remote areas and we have no solid leads yet,” said Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong.

On Sunday he asked employees of the U.S. Park Service to search remote areas west of Fallon.

“We’ve covered the remote areas of Carson and we’ve covered remote areas east of Carson but we haven’t had any luck yet.”

He said searchers are looking for any indication that Anguiano or the man authorities believe she was with, Juan Carlos Tellez, have been in the area. Authorities say she was having an affair with him in recent weeks.

On Saturday investigators searched a hotel room in Fallon that Tellez checked out of Monday – the day Anguiano disappeared. He checked out at about noon – two and a half hours after Anguiano’s son Andrew was found wandering the Dayton Smith’s store.

Hotel employees and others who saw Tellez said he was seen driving a royal blue, 1992 GMC Jimmy truck with the license plate 511 PTF. He had been asked to leave by hotel management for causing damage to his room. No one has reported seeing Anguiano, however.

“Nobody saw her,” Furlong said.

Anguiano’s husband Filberto is cooperating with authorities and is not considered a suspect at this time. Sunday he was at the Spanish-language video store the couple operates at 933 Woodside Drive, La Casita Video. The store is not open for business.

“I’m just trying to get back as many of the videos people had checked out as possible,” he said.

He had been working on a Natural Gas line along Highway 50 near the store where his son was found Monday. His wife usually ran the video store.

Anguiano sent his kids to California for a few days while dealing with calls from “America’s Most Wanted,” “Good Morning America” and CNN. He’s not sure what he’ll do next.

“Everything’s at a stand still. I haven’t made any decisions.”

He asked people to keep their eyes and ears open and to share any information about his wife’s whereabouts with the sheriff’s department.

“Just for us to know she’s alive,” he said.

Today investigators will continue to search around Fallon and conduct interviews with people who knew Tellez.