Tampa Police arrested 69-year-old Robert Kessler earlier this week on drug prices whereas investigating the demise of Stephanie Crone-Overholts. Kessler is dealing with prices of second-degree homicide and abusing a useless physique.
A fisherman noticed physique elements belonging to the 47-year-old girl from Erie, Pennsylvania earlier this month.
Extra physique elements together with a leg with a tattoo have been later found in McKay Bay, police stated at a press convention. Police launched photographs of her tattoo — three hearts together with the identify of her son. The photographs went viral on-line and made their method again to her household in Pennsylvania the place she had been reported lacking.
The connection between Kessler and Crone-Overholts was unclear. Interim Chief Ruben Delgado stated the 2 had been dwelling collectively after assembly at a fast-food restaurant.
Police discovered her blood inside his van and residential, Delgado stated.
It is unclear if Kessler has retained an lawyer who may touch upon the costs.
The Tampa Bay Instances stories that police do not know when Crone-Overholts was killed or when her physique was dumped into the water. A motive has not been launched.
The newspaper stated Kessler denied any involvement in her demise, telling an area TV station they met at a restaurant and he supplied her a spot to remain, however later requested her to depart.
Her son, Sean Overholts, launched a press release earlier this month saying the household was devastated.
“This has been a dwelling nightmare. It’s unimaginable what she went by means of. My mom shall be deeply missed.”
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