Details of Disappearance
Starina was last seen at her residence in Charleston, West Virginia on March 10, 2016. She and her husband, Arthur "Owen" Woods, had just moved from Mount Lookout, West Virginia to a new house on Lance Drive in Charleston. They had a "heated" domestic dispute at home the day she vanished, which turned Owen admits became violent, and she has never been heard from again.
Owen used Starina's debit card multiple times after her disappearance and also sold her car. He didn't report his wife missing. He told a neighbor Starina had moved to Oklahoma, and told police she'd stolen $29,000 from his bank account and run away to Ecuador with her ex-husband. Starina had communicated on Facebook with a male friend, saying her relationship with Owen was abusive. In her Facebook conversations with the man, Starina speculated about taking money from Owen's bank accounts and said she wanted to go to Ecuador with the man. However, she had never previously left the country and she didn't have a passport at the time of her disappearance. The man she was communicating with was later interviewed by police and said he had never personally met Starina and she stopped contacting him in March, and there is now record of a $29,000 withdrawal from Owen's accounts. Family members reported Starina missing on May 19, 2016, over two months after she was last seen.
Investigators learned Starina's relationship with Arthur was abusive, and they found bloodstains on the front door, the stairs and living room at the couple's residence, as well as indications that someone had tried to clean up. Police are investigating Starina's disappearance as a probable homicide and Owen is the prime suspect, but he hasn't faced any charges in her case.
Starina left behind two children, both of whom were living in Virginia at the time of her disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.
Above Images: Woods's tattoos