Timothy Upthegrove was charged with second degree murder after his wife, Lori Lynn Upthegrove, was found dead in the forest.
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The police charged a Florida man with the murder of his wife during a domestic dispute after they found her body on the couple’s one-year anniversary.
The body of Lori Lynn Upthegrove, 51, was found on Christmas in a wooded area in Titusville, Florida. Her husband, Timothy Upthegrove, 53, has been charged with second-degree murder and was ordered held without bail.
The couple was involved in a quarrel in their home, which is violent on Dec. 18, the authorities said in a statement. Lori was reported missing by her family the following day.
After killing her, police say, Timothy’s body in the back of her car and dumped in the woods.
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Lori’s husband initially told the investigators that he last saw his wife driving away from their house and later found her SUV abandoned at a gas station. He later changed his story, claiming that she had thrown her car keys at him.
According to messages on social media, the couple got married on a Florida beach on Dec. 24, 2016.
Timothy Upthegrove has an extensive criminal record that includes past charges of domestic battery by strangulation, burglary, larceny, damage to property, trafficking in stolen property, probation violations and contempt of court.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the arrest database contains 16 different mugshots for him for several years.