Cassie Carli was last seen March 27 in the parking lot of a restaurant in Navarre, Florida meeting with Marcus Spanevelo, her boyfriend and the father of her 4-year-old daughter. Carli’s body was found Saturday in a barn in Alabama, buried in a shallow grave.
Investigators arrested Spanevelo Saturday during a traffic stop in Lebanon, Tennessee. He refused to cooperate with investigators and was charged initially with tampering with evidence and lying about a missing person. More serious charges are likely. Spanevelo, 34, has ties to the farm where Carli’s body was found, investigators said. He is currently fighting extradition back to Florida.
During the weeks preceding her murder, Carli, 37, expressed concern about her personal safety, her family said. She was afraid of Spanevelo and likely sensed something was wrong. She planned to apply for a Florida Concealed Weapon and Firearm License.
“She had talked to me a week before the disappearance about, you know, ‘Marcus has been pretty cool lately, but I still think I’m gonna go ahead and get that concealed permit,’” her sister Raeann Carli, 32, told FOX News.
Raeann Carli wasn’t sure whether her sister had started the CWFL process. “She may have just picked up the paperwork.”