TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Charlotte police have built an arrest in the murder of a girl whose human body was observed dismembered.
Tampa law enforcement say Robert Kessler of Lutz, Charlotte, has been arrested in link to the death of Stephanie Crone-Overholts. Her remains were to start with found on Nov. 11, when fishermen spotted what appeared to be a human leg floating in the drinking water.
Crone-Overholts, of Pennsylvania, had been residing in Charlotte for quite a few months, most a short while ago at a household with Kessler who instructed Nexstar’s WFLA, he fulfilled her by possibility at a McDonald’s parking ton. Kessler denied any involvement in her death when he spoke in a recorded off-digital camera interview with WFLA.
Detectives spoke with Kessler, who informed investigators Crone-Overholts experienced been remaining with him for several months but a short while ago still left. Times later, homicide detectives situated her car or truck deserted close to Lutz.
Tampa Police Interim Chief Ruben Delgado explained detectives received a warrant to search Kessler’s van and home and observed Crone-Overholts’ blood on a pair of sneakers at his home.
Kessler’s legal record dates back again to the 1980s. He has been in and out of the state prison program 7 situations.
Sean Overholts, Stephanie’s son, informed WFLA, “My mom she was a loving man or woman, she may perhaps not have made the ideal conclusions in lifestyle, but she was my mother, she loved us extremely much and she did not have earned what happened to her and nobody does.”
The result in of dying is still mysterious, in accordance to the chief. Even so, the professional medical examiner did rule the circumstance a homicide.
Kessler has been billed with next-diploma murder and abuse of a lifeless physique. Delgado said Kessler was presently in custody on an unrelated drug charge.