From The Tribune staff reports
ST. CLAIR COUNTY — Cassie Carli’s ex-boyfriend, Marcus Spanevelo, was indicted on abuse of a corpse in St. Clair County on Tuesday, Dec. 5.
Abuse of a corpse is classified as a Class C felony in Alabama and carries a range of punishment of 1 to 10 years. This charge has been pending since May of this year, and a hold has been placed on Marcus Spanevelo while he was in custody in the State of Florida.
St. Clair County District Attorney Lyle Harmon announced in October of 2022 that Marcus Spanevelo had been charged with abuse of a corpse in the Cassie Carli case.
The body of 37-year-old Cassie Carli of Navarre, Florida, was found in a shallow grave during the search at 7826 U.S. Highway 11 in Springville when authorities executed a search warrant on a property in St. Clair County. The barn where Carli’s remains were located is believed to be located on Highway 11 in Springville.
Carli’s ex-boyfriend, Spanevelo, is said to have a connection with the property Carli was found on.
Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office stated in April 2022 that Spanevelo was arrested by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations and the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Lebanon, Tennessee, where he was being held on charges of tampering with evidence, giving false information concerning a missing person investigation, and destruction of evidence.
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Carli was last seen in a restaurant parking lot in Navarre, Florida, on Sunday, March 27, when she met Spanevelo so their daughter, Saylor, could visit him.
Carli’s father reported her missing to the Santa Rosa sheriff’s authorities on Monday, March 28.
Authorities later located Carli’s vehicle behind the restaurant where she had met Spanevelo on Sunday.
Carli’s daughter was located safe and unharmed.