A Florida man has been charged with the death of a Pennsylvania woman whose remains were found by fishermen in a bay nearq Tampa, authorities mentioned Wednesday. 

Robert Kessler, of Lutz, was already in police custody on a drug cost when he was arrested and charged with the second-degree homicide of Stephanie Crone-Overholts, Tampa Police Interim Chief Ruben Delgado mentioned. Kessler can also be charged with abuse of a useless physique. 


Robert Kessler is charged with the death of Stephanie Crone-Overholts after her partial remains were found in the waters close to Tampa, Florida earlier this month, authorities mentioned. 
(Tampa Police Department)

On Nov. 11, a fisherman found a leg bearing a tattoo of a trio of hearts with three names – Sean, Greg, and Zach — in McKay Bay, close to downtown Tampa, Fox affiliate WTVT-TV reported. Another fisherman found human remains in the bay the next day. 

Authorities are usually not certain how lengthy Overholts’ physique was in the water. 

Overholts was staying with Kessler when her household reported her lacking earlier this month.  They contacted Tampa authorities after seeing her tattoo on the news, Delgado mentioned. 

Stephanie Crone-Overholts

Stephanie Crone-Overholts
(Tampa Police Department)

Kessler instructed investigators he met Overholts at a fast-food restaurant the place she mentioned she was dwelling out of her automotive. He invited her to stick with him, Delgado mentioned. 

Kessler that Overholts had stayed with him however then disappeared a number of weeks prior, which was decided to be a lie, the chief mentioned. During a search of her car and Kessler’s house, detectives found her blood, in keeping with Delgado. 

The family of Stephanie Crone-Overholts identified her as the person's whose remains were found in the waters near downtown Tampa, Florida earlier this month. 

The household of Stephanie Crone-Overholts recognized her because the particular person’s whose remains were found in the waters close to downtown Tampa, Florida earlier this month. 
(Tampa Police Department)

Kessler has been in jail a number of instances, Delgado mentioned, largely for drug offenses.