Missing Diver: Investigation Turns to Husband
The investigation into the disappearance of an experienced diver may be refocusing on the missing woman's husband. 50-year-old Rebecca Weiss was first reported missing by her husband, Alan, when she did not come back after a dive in Rancho Palos Verdes on Saturday. While the case has been handed over to homicide detectives, now those authorities are planning to interview Alan Weiss, according to City News Service.
Rebecca Weiss' mother, Vilma Causey, noted in a recent interview with KTLA that her son-in-law's behavior has been " Very bad, very strange," adding: "That is not the reaction of a person that has somebody missing that is close to you."
Causey also says while her family has been outspoken about the case, and have been talking to the press and handing out "missing' flyers, 60-year-old Alan Weiss has been keeping to himself.
The couple have been married 20 years.
When KTLA attempted to speak with Alan Weiss at the couple's home, he reportedly called for security.
Alan Weiss reported his wife missing after he went to the site near the Terranea resort where she had gone for a free-dive, and found her car and some of her personal items, but not her. Though free-diving solo is considered dangerous, Weiss "told authorities his wife often did it without a dive buddy," notes L.A. Now, who add:
Ben Wolfe, a retired Los Angeles County fire captain, lifeguard and a veteran free-diver, said Rebecca Weiss may have been wearing weights that would keep her body from surfacing. Weights are worn during diving to counteract the body's natural buoyancy. Free diving can be dangerous in part because the divers, who hold their breath, often push their limits.
Rebecca Weiss is described as Asian with black hair and brown eyes, 5’5” tall and 115 pounds, and last seen leaving her residence in the 13000 block of Marina Pointe Drive, Marina Del Rey, wearing a wet suit, driving a black 2006 BMW X5, California license plate 5UEJ690.