In a real-life version of TV’s Dexter, a former crime scene tech is accused of killing an ex-cop and dumping her body in a cement-covered grave!
The motive, according to authorities in Florida’s Escambia County, was money.
Taylor Wright, 33, was last heard from on Sept. 8, and cops had no reason to suspect foul play.
But then authorities learned Wright, a private investigator who had served with the Jacksonville Police Department, had given $34,000 to Ashley McArthur, who had had helped solve crimes for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
Wright stashed the cash with McArthur during her pending divorce, a pal told cops. Later, Wright asked McArthur to return the money multiple times without success.
McArthur, 40, told authorities that she’d gone horseback riding with Wright on Sept. 8, but hadn’t seen her since.
But then cops learned McArthur deposited a cashier’s check for $34,000 in Wright’s name into her own bank account back in August. The money has since been spent.
Authorities obtained a search warrant for property owned by McArthur’s family in Pensacola. That’s where they found Wright’s remains in a clandestine grave covered in concrete.
McArthur has been charged with first-degree murder. Her bond was set at $1 million.
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