The ex-boyfriend of a Florida woman whose body was found in Alabama earlier this month was booked into a Florida jail on Sunday following his extradition from Tennessee.
WEAR reported that Marcus Spanevelo, 34, was transported to Santa Rosa County jail after waiving his extradition rights. Spanevelo is charged with tampering with evidence, giving false information concerning a missing persons investigation, destruction of evidence, and obstruction of justice.
However, Spanevelo is not charged in connection with the death of Cassie Carli, 37, who reportedly vanished on March 27 while meeting him in a parking lot in Navarre, Florida.
Carli and Spanevelo reportedly met at the parking lot so Carli could give their 4-year-old daughter to him. The following day, authorities found Carli’s car in the parking lot where the custody exchange occurred.
Spanevelo was arrested in Tennessee on April 2, the same day Carli’s body was found in a shallow grave in a barn in Springville, Alabama. AL.com reported that the barn is located on a property that has been linked to Spanevelo, who resides in the Birmingham area.
According to the news outlet, the evidence tampering charge Spanevelo is facing pertains to Carli’s cell phone.
Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson said the body was identified as Carli by a tattoo. Authorities have not revealed a cause or manner of death.
Johnson said he anticipates more charges being filed against Spanevelo, who has reportedly not cooperated with their investigation. WARE reported that Spanevelo was charged on Monday with obstruction of justice for refusing to provide his DNA.
“He’s been acting like a dirtbag,’’ he commented, according to AL.com. “He never cooperated with us at all.”
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[Featured image: Marcus Spanevelo/Santa Rosa County Jail; Cassie Carli/Facebook]