Mark and Debra “Debby” Constantino were killed in a domestic violence related incident in Nevada yesterday. Mark allegedly kidnapped his estranged wife Debby and killed her male roommate at their home in Reno on September 22. After the murder, Mark took his wife hostage and fled to their daughter’s apartment in Sparks where he was in a standoff with Reno and Sparks police.
The Constantinos were known for appearing on the Travel Channel’s hit series “Ghost Adventures” with Zak Bagans. They were paranormal investigators and specialized in audio and EVP analysis.
“Give me 15 minutes to gather my thoughts or I’ll kill her,” Mark Constantino said to Deputy Chief Tom Robinson of Reno Police during negotiations yesterday.
During the 3-hour standoff with S.W.A.T. and the FBI, Mark murdered his wife and eventually killed himself. He was previously arrested on August 8 and charged with kidnapping and domestic violence. The Constantino’s daughter Raquel “Rocky” Constantino was also arrested and charged in the incident. Mark and Raquel allegedly kidnapped Debby and strangled her.
“This is Mark and Debby’s daughter. None of you knew my family or the abuse we lived through. My daddy is in Heaven watching out for me and my sister. My mother is burning in Hell where she belongs,” Raquel Constantino said today.
On September 7, Debby said that she was filing for divorce. In a later message dated on September 15, she said that she was giving her cats away.
“The more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them,” Debby Constantino’s last post on Twitter reads.