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Boy, 3, tells police his mother was spanked with belt before her disappearance

By Mason White 7:15 AM June 20, 2014
Bianca Tanner 

By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) A young child may help detectives break the case of his mother’s disappearance.

31-year-old Bianca Tanner, disappeared from her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, after moving in with her boyfriend.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police revealed disturbing facts about the relationship between Tanner and her boyfriend – Angelo Grayson Smith, Jr.

Police said that the woman’s three-year-old son told investigators that Smith hurt his mother. “Mommy was spanked with a belt,” the child allegedly told police.

“Angelo kicked mommy’s behind and made her cry,” he also said.

His statements to the police indicate that the child has witnessed violence between his mother, who was an elementary school teacher, and her boyfriend.

The 3-year-old boy was reportedly handed over to the custody of his biological father. Police are still looking for the woman and the investigation is ongoing.