Almost a week after being reported missing in Florida, this mother was found dead in Alabama. Authorities detained her ex-boyfriend and father of her daughter, accused of various charges.
Cassie Carli, a 37-year-old mother who went missing on Sunday, March 27 in Navarre Beach, Florida, was found dead in an Alabama barn.
Alabama authorities reported at a press conference that they found her body buried “in a shallow grave” on Saturday night, April 2.
Carli’s body was found during a search warrant nearly a week after she went missing, Santa Rosa County Sheriff Robert Johnson said during the news conference.
Saylor’s mother, a 4-year-old girl, was initially identified through a tattoo on her right foot, Sheriff Johnson said.
However, autopsy results are lacking to determine the cause of her death.
Raeann Carli, Cassie’s sister, posted on Facebook: “I want to especially thank Sam Graves and General Greg, everyone else involved in the search party HQ! My sister was so blessed and we cannot thank you enough for her sincere dedication to finding her!”
“Our family is now focused on bringing Saylor home and giving Cassie the most beautiful celebration of life!” she adds.
Marcus Spanevelo, the former partner of Cassie Carli, is arrested
Cassie Carli was last seen on March 27 in the parking lot of Juana’s Boat Ramp in Navarre, Florida, when she was going to see her ex-boyfriend Marcus Spanevelo to hand over Saylor, as he had custody of the girl that day.
However, after the disappearance report that Carli’s father made to the authorities on Monday, March 28, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, in Florida, began the search and found her car three days later, with her bag. inside.
Both Spanevelo, 34, and Saylor were found later that day in Birmingham, Alabama, and Saylor was returned to her mother’s family.
Five days later, Spanevelo was arrested in Lebanon, Tennessee, on charges of tampering with evidence, giving false information about a missing person investigation, and destroying evidence.
The day before her body was found, Carli’s family told WFLA Now that Cassie had been worried about Spanevelo for days while they resolved Saylor’s custody issue.
“Cassie has been telling me for the last two years that [Marcus] has been threatening her,” said her brother, Anthony Carli. “She always said, ‘if anything happens to me, it was him.'”
Spanevelo could receive additional charges depending on the result of Carlie’s autopsy.
“Once the autopsy is done and you see the charges filed, you will understand,” said Sheriff Robert Johnson. “I think [Marcus Spanevelo] is going to spend the rest of his life in prison or get the needle. Hopefully the needle.
Cassie Carli’s family thanks for the arrest of Marcus Spanevelo
Cassie Carli’s family has publicly thanked the authorities for the arrest of Marcus Spanevelo, saying they are “relieved” and hope to find “more answers.”
“Spanevelo was arrested based on a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office felony warrant that was signed by a judge,” authorities said in a statement.
“We are cautious about the information that is published due to the sensitivity of this case,” he adds.
Raeann Carli, also posted on Facebook reacting to the arrest: “We’re a bit relieved to hear Marcus is in custody, and hopefully that will give us more answers.”