Body of missing Fairport native, Utah CEO, found in car

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SAN JOSE, C.A. (/WROC) — Police out west are investigating the mysterious death of a Fairport native who was the CEO of a Utah-based tech company.

Erin Valenti was last seen on Monday, October 7, according to the San Jose Police Department.

Valenti’s body was located inside a parked car on Saturday, according to a family friend. Valenti previously resided in Fairport before moving to Utah.

The San Jose Police Department is conducting a death investigation in the 6500 block of Bose Lane in San Jose.

The Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office will determine the manner and cause of death.

The last time anybody possibly saw Valenti was around the Alamaden Valley neighborhood in South San Jose.

Valenti was the CEO of Tinker, a Utah-based tech company.

The 34-year-old was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and jeans in Palo Alto driving a gray Nissan Murano rental with license plate 8LUD641.

Alarms were raised when Valenti didn’t show up for the Utah Woman Tech Council awards, where she was a finalist. Valenti also never returned the rental car and missed her flight back to Utah.

Valenti’s parents still live in Fairport.

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