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Body found at home in Florida probe of murdered family; man arrested in Ohio

A body is recovered from a Florida home that was linked to a triple murder, authorities said Sunday. Shelby Nealy, the deceased family relative-by-marriage, was charged with first-degree murder in the incident.
(Lakewood Police via AP)

A body is recovered from a Florida home that was linked to the killing of three family members, researchers said Sunday.

The identity of the body was not immediately clear, but the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said the body was with the medical examiner’s office.

In the house, located in Tarpon Springs, the bodies of a few, who like Richard Ivancic, 71, and Laura Ivancic, 59, and their son, 25-year-old Nicholas Ivancic, were found dead on Jan. 1 after authorities conducted a welfare check.

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Officials said their bodies were found in a state of “advanced decomposition,” and said that the murders probably happened on Dec. 19 Dec. 20. The bodies of the three small dogs were also found in the house.

The Ivancics’ daughter, the 21-year-old Jamie Ivancic, missing under what police called “suspicious circumstances.” Her husband, Shelby Nealy, 25, was taken into custody on Friday in Lakewood, Ohio. The authorities, he said, was initially charged with receiving stolen goods because he was driving a victim’s car, but later faced three charges of first-degree murder.

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Tarpon Spring Police Maj. Jeffrey Young said at a press conference Friday that the situation be examined and that the officials feared Jamie Ivancic also “can be a victim of a crime.”

Tarpon Springs police investigators said Nealy admitted that he was involved in the murders. He was arrested after investigators were able to track red 2013 Kia Sorento property of Laura Ivancic to Ohio.

He was taken into custody after a walk outside in the direction of the vehicle of an apartment, where the younger couple with two children, ages 2 and 3, were unharmed. They were taken to a family services agency.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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