By Ivy Brown
SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. (Court TV) — The body of a missing Florida mother was found in Alabama Saturday evening and her ex-boyfriend is in custody, according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office.
37-year-old Cassie Carli was last seen March 27 in Navarre Beach. Authorities said she was meeting Marcus Spanevelo to exchange custody of their 4-year-old daughter.
Her car was reportedly discovered two days later at a boat ramp. In a press conference, authorities said Carli’s body was found in a “shallow grave” at a barn in Alabama. Spanevelo “has a connection to the property,” said Sheriff Bob Johnson.
That same day, Spanevelo was arrested in Tennessee on charges of tampering with evidence, giving false information concerning a missing persons investigation and destruction of evidence.
Sheriff Johnson said more charges are expected. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.