Tragedy struck the paranormal community today as sad news has just emerged from Nevada that EVP specialists Mark and Debby Constantino are no longer with us.
According to KTVN News, this morning Mark Constantino kidnapped his estranged wife, Debby, killing one of her roommates in the process. It began when a woman (another roommate of Debby) returned home around 8:00 am Tuesday, in the 2300 block of Escalera Court in North Reno, to find her male roommate dead. She called the Reno Police Department and also let them know that her other roommate, whom we can confirm was Debby Constantino, was missing and she was concerned for her safety.
As police investigated the death, they also worked to locate the missing woman. By pinging her cell phone, they found that Debby may have been at the Courtside Gardens Apartments near 15th Street and Oddie Boulevard in Sparks. When officers responded there, Mark began shooting at them through the door. Through negotiations, they discovered that Debby was inside and that she was being held hostage by her estranged husband. Sparks Police say that 53-year-old Mark Constantino is also suspected in the death at the North Reno home.
Negotiators from Reno and Sparks Police, along with the local FBI, attempted for several hours to get Constantino to surrender. Around 1:30 pm, Sparks Police said their SWAT team made entry into the home and found Constantino and his estranged wife, whom they say he kidnapped from the Reno location, dead inside the unit.
The Constantinos rose to notoriety by appearing on the Travel Channel series “Ghost Adventures,” where they were brought in multiple times to lend a hand in the team’s paranormal investigations.
At times like these, it’s kind of impossible to find the right words. Life has this nagging habit of never making sense and is often riddled with tragic situations. Yet, it’s through these tragedies that we truly learn to live. In these dark times we call upon each other for strength, and right now we here at Dread Central would like to offer our sincerest of condolences to the Constantinos’ friends, family, and constituents. We would also like to thank them for what they brought to the field of paranormal investigation and sincerely hope in the face of this awful situation they both have found some type of peace. You will be missed. Rest in Peace.