Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - A well-known psychic goes missing without a trace, and the bizarre circumstances surrounding her disappearance have family and friends worried about some frightening possibilities.
Investigators started searching for Internet talk show host Susan Paperno almost a week ago. Paperno was last seen on June 1st.
So where did she go and could foul play be involved? Police can't seem to find any sings of forced entry at Paperno's home or any signs of Paperno's whereabouts.
Family members say police found Paperno's car still inside her garage along with her purse and her other belongings inside the Northwest Las Vegas home near Washington Avenue and Tenaya Way. Her niece says what's most strange is that investigators found Paperno's door left wide open.
"She doesn't use the front door. She uses the garage or she uses the back door. She never opens the front door for anyone, unless she knows that person. This is just beyond bizarre for her," said Megan Reeves, stunned by her aunt's disappearance.
According to family and friends, Paperno was regarded in the psychic community, had no serious medical issues and was very guarded in the way that she lived. The 57-year-old is divorced and lives alone.
Known in the psychic community as "Suzie Rae", Paperno recently launched a new season of her Internet broadcast featured on 'AllTalkRadio.net'.
"I'm amazed by it, that she's really got this gift," Reeves went on to say.
Paperno's neighbor of more than 10 years describes the career psychic as a "person of habit" who never went anywhere without contacting her or leaving a detailed message.
"She's such a sensible person, and living alone for so many years, she's so cautious. It's really frightening. I personally have a bad feeling because this is so unlike her," said Gayla Miyama, who's fearing the worst.
Miyama says Paperno started seeing a man a little over a month ago. Beyond that, the long-time neighbor doesn't recall Paperno having many other people at the house.
Metro's Missing Persons Detail is actively searching for leads in this case. If you know anything that could help in this investigation, you're urged to call them at (702) 828-3111.