Woman is missing, may not be dead
by Scott Hunter
Published: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 11:50 AM PST
Police in Alaska have officially listed as “missing” a woman whose obituary appeared in The Star last summer, a newspaper reported Friday.
Anchorage police arrested the husband of Angela Neal Dixiano on charges of theft, forgery and scheming to defraud, the Anchorage Daily News reported on it swebsite. And police said a witness has told them that the missing woman had “threatened to expose William Dixiano’s embezzlement before she disappeared.”
Police say William Dixiano was using a victim’s inheritance and trust fund payouts to buy big-ticket items, such as cars, for himself. A Google Street View shows four Corvettes and a PT Cruiser parked at his residence.
Police uncovered the alleged fraud while looking into Angela’s whereabouts after a friend told them he hadn’t seen her in months.
Her husband reportedly claimed she had died in April of cancer and that he had flown her body to Washington state.
An investigation by the Anchorage Police Department and the Alaska State Police turned up the obituary notice published in The Star last June. It stated she had died in June, in Anchorage.
That notice was submitted by Angela’s mother, Kathy Neal, of Electric City, who said she had relied on what Angela’s husband had told her.
William “Mike” Dixiano has subsequently said Angela wanted money to leave him and that he gave her $10,000.
Police have not charged him in connection with her disappearance, but he is in jail on seven felony counts, and bail was increased Friday from $25,000 to $100,000.
Police are still investigating Angela’s disappearance.http://www.grandcoulee.com/articles/2011/0...17911884916.txt