Nancy Howery, who was reported missing from Indian Harbour Beach on February 18, 2023 has been found dead and suspect arrested.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said the remains of Nancy Howery were found in a wooded area.
Here is what we know.
Who is the suspect?
The suspect accused of murdering Nancy Howery is Daniel Stearns.
He is 32 years old.
What was the relationship between Nancy Howery and Daniel Stearns?
According to the sheriff’s office, Stearns and Howery had been in a relationship.
On February 15, 2023, the last day she was observed alive, they were involved in an argument.
Deputies said that during the argument Stearns allegedly shot Howery, killing her.
“Over the next few days, Stearns allegedly dismembered and burned the body, burying the remains in several different locations,” the sheriff’s office explained.
Stearns was arrested Friday when deputies said they spotted him at The Compound, a densely wooded area in Palm Bay, Brevard County, disposing of evidence.
What are the charges against Daniel Stearns?
He’s facing charges of Second Degree Murder, Tampering with Evidence and Mutilation of a Dead Body.
He is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail Complex on no bond.
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