A Florida man has been charged with the demise of a Pennsylvania girl whose stays have been discovered by fishermen in a bay close to Tampa, officers mentioned on Wednesday.
Tampa Police Interim Chief Ruben Delgado mentioned Lutz’s Robert Kessler was already in police custody on drug expenses when he was arrested on expenses of second-degree homicide of Stephanie Krone-Overholts. Kessler can also be accused of abusing the useless physique.
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On November 11, a fisherman found a leg with three hearts tattooed with three names — Sean, Greg and Zach — in Mackay Bay close to downtown Tampa, Fox affiliate WTVT-TV reported. One other fisherman found human stays within the bay the subsequent day.
Officers should not certain how lengthy Overholt’s physique remained within the water.
Overholts was dwelling with Kessler when her household reported her lacking earlier this month. They contacted Tampa officers after seeing his tattoo on the information, Delgado mentioned.
Kessler informed investigators that she met Overholts at a fast-food restaurant, the place she mentioned she was dwelling out of her automobile. He invited her to stick with him, Delgado mentioned.
Kessler mentioned Overholts stayed with him however then disappeared a number of weeks in the past, which was a lie, the chief mentioned. In keeping with Delgado, throughout a search of his car and Kessler’s dwelling, detectives discovered his blood.
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Kessler has been in jail a number of instances, Delgado mentioned, largely for drug offenses.