Suspect arrested in connection with triple homicide in Florida, missing wife expected to be in danger.

3 month ago

A suspect was arrested Thursday night in connection with this week's triple homicide in Tarpon Springs.

a couple, their adult son and three dogs dead were found dead at their mobile home on Juanita Way in Tarpon Springs.

The three victims have been identified as Richard Louis Ivancic, 71, Laura Ann Ivancic, 59, and Nicholas James Ivancic, 25. Richard and Laura are husband and wife and Nicholas is their son. Three dogs (Bailey, Boomer, and Buddy) were also killed. Investigators believe the homicide occurred on December 19th or 20th of 2018.

The suspect arrested in Lakewood has been identified as Shelby John Nealy, 25, investigators were able to detain him after Automated license plate readers located a 2013 Kia Sorento that was stolen from Florida.

Jamie, the daughter of victims Richard and Laura, is missing under suspicious circumstances and is considered a missing endangered person. "We do fear that she too may be the victim of foul play," police in Tarpon Springs said on Friday.

Shelby Nealy admitted to his involvement in the murders, he is currently being held on a charge of receiving stolen property and a domestic violence warrant.

Anyone with information about the missing wife is asked to call the Tarpon Springs Detective tipline at 727-937-1558.