A Florida man has been charged in the death of a Pennsylvania woman whose remains were found under water


A Florida man has been charged with the death of a Pennsylvania woman whose remains were found by fishermen in a bay near Tampa, officials said Wednesday.

Robert Kessler, of Lutz, was already in police custody on drug charges and was arrested on a second-degree murder charge of Stephanie Crohn-Overholtz, Tampa Police Provost Chief Reuben Delgado said. Kessler is also charged with misusing a dead body.

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Robert Kessler has been charged with death after partial remains of Stephanie Krone-Overholtz were discovered in waters near Tampa, Florida, earlier this month, officials said.
(Tampa Police Department)

November. On March 11, a fisherman spotted a tattoo of three hearts – Sean, Greg and Zack – on McKay Bay near Fox affiliate Tampa Downtown. WTVT-TV Reported. Another fisherman discovered human remains in the bay the next day.

Officials are not sure how long the body of the overhaul was in the water.

Overholtz was living with Kessler when her family reported her missing earlier this month. Delgado said he contacted Tampa officials after seeing his tattoo on the news.

Stephanie Krone-Overholtz

Stephanie Krone-Overholtz
(Tampa Police Department)

Kessler told investigators that she met the overhaul at a fast-food restaurant, where she lived in her car. He invited her to stay with him, Delgado said.

The chief said that Kessler overhauls remained with him but then disappeared several weeks before it was determined to be false. During a search of her vehicle and Kessler’s home, detectives found her blood, according to Delgado.

Stephanie Krohn-Overholtz's family has identified the man whose remains were found in the water near downtown Tampa, Florida, earlier this month.

Stephanie Krohn-Overholtz’s family has identified the man whose remains were found in the water near downtown Tampa, Florida, earlier this month.
(Tampa Police Department)

Kessler was jailed several times, mostly for drug offenses, Delgado said.

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