TITUSVILLE, Fla. — A Florida man was charged with second-degree murder after police found his wife’s body in a wooded area.

Timothy Upthegrove, 53, of Titusville, was held without bond Monday at the Brevard County jail.

Police found the body of Upthegrove’s 51-year-old wife Lori on Sunday morning in a wooded area near a storage facility.

Lori Upthegrove had been missing for nearly a week. Police Chief John Lau told reporters that investigators believe she was killed during a violent struggle with her husband.

In a Florida Today report , detectives said Timothy Upthegrove initially lied about seeing his wife drive away from their home, but he later provided information about where to find her body.

Timothy Upthegrove’s father released a statement to the newspaper saying the family was cooperating with investigators.


Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), http://www.floridatoday.com

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