Body found buried at home connected to Florida triple homicide case

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PORT RICHEY, Fla. -- The Pasco County Sheriff's Office has located a body believed to be related to an ongoing triple homicide investigation.  

The triple homicide happened in Tarpon Springs, which is just outside of Tampa. Police there say they found the bodies of Richard Louis Ivancic, 71, and Laura Ann Ivancic, 59; and their son, Nicholas Ivancic, 25 and three dogs at a mobile home on New Year's Day. The bodies were in a state of advanced decomposition.

The suspect connected to the crime, Shelby Svensen, also known as Shelby John Nealy, 25, was arrested Thursday night in Lakewood, Ohio.

Police in Tarpon Springs said Friday afternoon that Svensen admitted to involvement in the murders, which were likely committed on Dec. 19 or Dec. 20.

Meanwhile, Florida police began searching for Svensen's wife, Jamie Nicole Ivancic, 21, on Friday. She was considered missing and endangered.

During their search officials had completely blocked the roadway around a home in Port Richey, where the alleged killer lived with his wife and two children.

Those kids, ages two and three at currently in custody in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

Sunday, sheriff's office detectives and forensics anthropologists from the University of South Florida reportedly found a body buried in the yard at Svensen and Jamie Ivancic's home.

Identification of the body is currently pending.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Continuing coverage, here.

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