The body found in a shallow grave Tuesday in Seminole County has yet to be positively identified by the state medical examiner, but police believe the victim is a missing Seminole woman. More information about the case has been obtained from an arrest warrant. Marilee Ann Smotherman, 32, and Brian Gober, were arrested and jailed in the case Tuesday. Formal charges have not been filed.


The body found in a shallow grave Tuesday in Seminole County has yet to be positively identified by the state medical examiner, but police believe the victim is a missing Seminole woman. More information about the case has been obtained from an arrest warrant.

Marilee Ann Smotherman, 32, and Brian Gober, were arrested and jailed in the case Tuesday. Formal charges have not been filed.

A first-degree murder arrest warrant filed for Smotherman shows police interviewed a woman who said Smotherman asked her to go out to a track of land, where Smotherman was going to beat up Veronica Carlson, 33.

The warrant also shows police also interviewed Gober, Smotherman’s reported boyfriend, who told officers that Smotherman wanted him to pick up Carlson and bring her to the secluded area so she could beat her up for “messing around” with Gober.

The affidavit shows Gober told authorities he saw Smotherman stab Carlson several times.

Gober, who stated he felt for a pulse and didn’t find one, according to the affidavit, said Smotherman told him bury the body. He reportedly dug a hole, placed her in it and cut her throat, the affidavit reads.

Carlson was reported missing Oct. 13.

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