Investigators: Florida man's daughter helped unravel murder, dismemberment case


New court documents in the case of a woman who was killed, dismembered, and dumped in a waterway near downtown Tampa, say Stephanie Crone-Overholts suffered injuries consistent with stab wounds to her neck, and defensive wounds to her hands. Those are some of the new details revealed by prosecutors in a lengthy pre-trial detention motion filed Monday.

Robert Kessler, from Lutz, is now charged with Crone-Overholts’ murder. On November 5, court documents show that Kessler’s 8-year-old daughter told detectives Crone-Overholts stayed at their Lutz home for a week. She said her father and Crone-Overholts had an argument over money and Kessler told her to leave. The girl remembers Crone-Overholts asking her father for $200 and that she would leave if he paid her. The next day, Crone-Overholts was gone, the girl said.


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