Okaloosa deputies said the bound remains of Alfred Wozniak, 72, in a secret hideaway at the family home in Shalimar, in the Florida Panhandle Wednesday, he had been shot in the left temple.
His wife Barbara Wozniak, 65, was charged Friday with murder.
The Okaloosa sheriff’s office said. “After removing the bricks and drywall, a large dark plastic type of tarp was observed [by deputies], shaped in the consistency of an adult body. The material had been thoroughly duct-taped.”
Wozniak was accused of duct-taping her husband’s wrists, ankles and midsection before covering it with the tarp.
Barbara Wozniak, was served the murder warrant late Friday night at the Okaloosa County jail, where she was already being held on a charge of tampering with evidence.
Deputies said she told her two adult children what she did and they called 911 Wednesday, Fox 10 Mobile reported.
Wozniak allegedly told her adult children she had shot her husband, 72-year-old Alfred Wozniak, in self-defense after he tried to choke her on Nov. 10.
Her version of events were contradicted by the findings of the investigations.
Police said the trajectory of the bullet contradicted Wozniak’ explanation of what happened to her children.
Autopsy determined Alfred Wozniak had been shot in the left temple, from the back. Investigators found Alfred Wozniak’s arms were duct taped at the wrists and placed across his midsection and his feet were taped together at the ankles.
investigation also revealed that on Nov. 10 her debit card was used to purchase nearly $130 in supplies from a Fort Walton Beach business, including a large tarp, plastic sheet, 20 pounds of repair mortar, Clorox, tape and other supplies, according to the Sheriff’s Office. She was also caught on surveillance at the check-out counter.
A charge of second-degree murder was then added to the tampering with evidence charge filed against her earlier.