Marcus Spanevelo: Cassie Carli's ex-BF charged with abusing her corpse 6 months after body was found
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA: Authorities in St Clair County, Alabama charged Marcus Spanevelo, 35, with abusing the corpse of his 37-year-old ex-girlfriend Cassie Carli. Cassie Carli was found in a shallow grave after she went to a restaurant in the Florida Panhandle to pick up her daughter from Marcus. Carli was last seen in the restaurant's parking lot on March 27. Her father reported her missing the next day. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested Marcus in April for charges of tampering and destroying the evidence and giving false information to the authorities concerning a missing person.
He has, however, not been charged with the murder of Cassie Carli as the reason for her death is still unknown. He is said to have a connection with the property at Highway 11 in Springville where the police discovered her body on April 3. Her car was found unharmed behind the restaurant where she went to meet him and her daughter, Saylor.
Florida officials dismissed the charges Marcus was earlier held on, but the evidence of abuse was strong enough to stick. According to Fox News, Cassie's sister Raeann Carli was seeking murder charges against Marcus after she learned that the charges against him had been dismissed. Raeann had called it a "let down," but maintained that she and her family had "faith" in the Florida officials after the authorities decided to transfer Marcus to Alabama.
According to the Trussville Tribune, St Clair County District Attorney Lyle Harmon said about the case, "First and Foremost, our hearts and prayers go out to the family of Cassie Carli. Currently, a massive investigation into Cassie Carli’s death is ongoing and involves three states and their respective state agencies." He added, "These agencies continue to work tirelessly with each other for the common goal of justice. I appreciate the effort that the State Attorney’s Office in Florida and the Sheriff’s Office in Santa Rosa County, Florida, is investing into discovering who and what caused Cassie Carli’s death."
According to Fox News, the prosecutors said that Marcus agreed to return to Alabama for prosecution. It isn't yet clear if he has an attorney appointed.