UPDATE: Missing 53-Year-Old Pompano Beach Woman Not Found, Husband Arrested For Murder
Irene Lanning Xeniti Murdered, Husband Has Been Arrested
UPDATE – 6/12/22
Boca Post has unfortunately learned that the missing person case has turned into a homicide case with the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
As Boca Post first reported last May, Xeniti was missing after last being seen in Fort Lauderdale. Broward Sheriff’s Office has just provided an update, saying that she is murdered and that her husband was arrested for the homicide.
From Broward Sheriff’s Office:
Detectives with the Broward Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit, in conjunction with BSO Missing Persons Unit, have arrested Ian Lanning in the disappearance and murder of his wife, Irene Lanning Xeniti.
According to investigators, a missing person alert was issued for Xeniti on Monday, May 30, after she was reported missing by her daughter. Prior to the alert being issued, detectives responded to Xeniti’s home located at 32 N.E. 23rd Avenue in Pompano Beach, where she lived with the suspect. Preliminary investigation revealed detectives made contact with Lanning, who stated the victim had left the home on May 14 following a verbal dispute. The suspect then informed investigators that the victim had not returned to the residence since and that she had not made contact with him.
BSO Missing Persons Unit detectives searched for Xeniti and investigated the circumstances surrounding her disappearance before the case was transferred to BSO’s Homicide Unit on June 2.
Through investigative methods, detectives were able to determine the victim’s phone was in the vicinity of the couple’s residence at approximately 1 a.m. on May 21. Detectives also obtained information that indicated the couple had been traveling in the same area on May 20.
On June 8, a search warrant was obtained and executed at the couple’s residence. Detectives also obtained and executed a search warrant on Lanning’s vehicle. During the search, investigators located evidence that suggested Xeniti had been murdered in the couple’s home and that her body had been disposed of in an unknown location.
A warrant for Lanning’s arrest was issued on June 11, and he was taken into custody and transported to BSO Main Jail. Lanning faces one count of first-degree murder.
Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case or the whereabouts of Xeniti’s remains to contact BSO Homicide Det. Ryan Schnakenberg at 954-321-4200.
First Reported By Boca Post
POMPANO BEACH, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Broward Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in finding 53-year-old Irene Lanning Xeniti from Pompano Beach who was last seen in Fort Lauderdale on May 21st, 2022.
From Broward Sheriff’s Office:
The Broward Sheriff’s Office Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing 53-year-old woman.
According to detectives, Irene Lanning Xeniti was last seen Saturday, May 21, at around 12:45 a.m. in the area of 2251 N.E. 66th Street in Fort Lauderdale. She was last seen driving an unknown make/model black four-door vehicle.
Xeniti is about 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information on Xeniti’s whereabouts should call BSO Detective Chris Blankenship at 954-321-4268 or the BSO non-emergency number 954-764- HELP(4357).