Luciana Maria Bianchi
35 years-old, Aquarius, 5-ft. 7-in. tall, 140-lbs., Dark Brown hair, Brown eyes
Lucy grew up in Holland, MI.
She was the youngest of four children, 3 brothers (Daniel-45, Anthony-41, Nicholas-37) and 1 sister (Sofia-44).
An average student but active in school (basketball, softball, volleyball, and student council).
Tried community college for a year, but decided it wasn’t for her.
Joined the U.S. Marines at 19 and stayed for 3 years
In the marines she was an Engineer Assistant performing various duties incidental to construction design, planning, estimating, and management. And was trained to use optical reading/electronic total station survey instruments to establish the horizontal and vertical alignment/layout for construction projects. In addition, she was trained to use manual/Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) methods of preparing architectural/mechanical/civil drawings, to include computations for bills of material/earthwork volumes.
Despite rules to the contrary she saw combat in Iraq when her convoy was ambushed. During this combat she was pinned down and in a bad situation. An Iraqi civilian prayed constantly and seemingly caused a miracle that allowed them to escape the situation. Always wondered about that.
Left the marines and went into the Grand Valley State University’s Police Academy.
Joined the Grand Rapids Police Department at 23.
Lucy Bianchi had been a patrol officer with the Grand Rapids Police Department for four and a half years when a violent incident forced her into an early retirement. While on routine patrol, Lucy, stopped a vehicle for going the wrong way on a one-way street. When she approached the driver and requested his license and vehicle paperwork, the driver did not cooperate. Lucy asked the driver to step out of the car. The vehicle door was opened, and Lucy made an attempt to remove the driver from the vehicle, at which point the driver panicked and put the car in reverse. The open door trapped Lucy and slammed him into the parked police car, crushing her first between the door and the bumper of the police car, then between the two cars. Caught on the fleeing vehicles bumper and dragged into the street, Lucy was left for dead.
Lucy sustained many physical injuries, but she survived. The accident left her with nerve damage, herniated disks in her back and neck, and severe stomach problems. Her body began to heal, but her head injury left her with severe headaches, insomnia, memory problems, and intense mood swings. Lucy was put on Demerol and other strong pharmaceutical drugs, which were ineffective and left her unable to function. She took early retirement and left the police force on disability.
Lucy has done a number of odd things since; opened a Native American art store, flea market booth, dollar store. And for a few years dedicated herself to helping design and rebuild homes for earthquake victims as a member of Build Safe, an international non-profit social enterprise that designs earthquake-resistant houses in developing countries and trains builders, homeowners, engineers, and government officials to build them.
After returning home and having a child, Brianna (5), she took her military and law enforcement background and went into business with Josh Hale, starting their own Private Investigation agency.