LAKE COUNTY, Fla. (WKMG) -- More than two years after Michael Shaver’s remains were found buried on his wife’s Clermont property and five years after he was last seen alive, his wife has been arrested, Lake County Sheriff’s Office officials confirmed Thursday.
Michael Shaver's remains were found in March 2018 buried under a concrete slab and fire pit on Laurie Shaver’s property on Sandy Pines Road.
A friend of Michael's contacted authorities in February 2018 and said that he and Shaver’s family had not seen or heard from him since November 2015. Lake County deputies spoke to Laurie Shaver in early 2018 and she said she hadn’t seen him since 2015.
Laurie Shaver, 37, told Michael’s friends he had quit his job and left his family.
After his disappearance, co-workers, family and friends continued to receive text message from Michael’s number telling them to “leave me alone” or “don’t bother me.” Detectives believe these, along with Facebook messages, were sent by the victim’s wife and could be traced back to the Shaver home IP address.
Following Nov. 7, 2015, Laurie Shaver made a series of financial movements using Michael Shaver’s name and debit card including taking out a loan that was never paid and draining his bank account, records show. She also began selling off Michael’s belongings, including his firearms and his aircraft mechanic tools.
Investigators believe Michael Shaver was killed sometime between Nov. 7 and Nov. 10, 2015. The fire pit near where his body was found was constructed around March 2016 and a concrete slab poured in September of the same year by Laurie Shaver and her new boyfriend.
Laurie Shaver was arrested Thursday morning on a warrant at her home in Okahumpka. Authorities have not said how Michael Shaver died.
Laurie Shaver was charged with second-degree domestic homicide and accessory after the fact to second-degree homicide, and was held in the Lake County jail.