TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. — Tarpon Springs police have released new information in the triple homicide case.
- Names of victims in Tarpon Springs triple homicide released
- Suspect in custody is murdered couple's son-in-law, 25-year-old Shelby John Nealy
- Nealy's wife, daughter of murdered couple, is missing and being sought
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During a press conference on Friday, police said the suspect, Shelby John Nealy, 25, admitted to involvement in the murders.
The victims were identified earlier in the day as Richard Louis Ivancic, 71, Laura Ann Ivancic, 59, and Nicholas James Ivancic, 25.
(Courtesy of Tarpon Springs Police Department)
The three adults, along with three small dogs, were found dead Tuesday in a mobile home on Juanita Way in The Meadows Mobile Home Park, located at 505 Anclote Boulevard.
Nealy, who also uses the alias Shelby Svensen, is the son-in-law of Richard and Laura. Police also announced Friday that Nealy's wife, Jamie Nicole Ivancic, 21, is missing and being sought. Police said during the press conference they fear that Jamie is a victim of foul play and has been entered as a missing, endangered adult.
Police say they believe Jamie Ivancic is also the victim of foul play. (Courtesy of Tarpon Springs Police)
Nealy was arrested in Ohio, just outside of Cleveland, on Thursday at a home located at 1573 Newman Avenue where they found Richard and Laura Ivancic's Kia Sorrento.
Lakewood police were made aware of the couple's stolen 2013 Kia Sorrento from Florida officials. After surveillance of an Lakewood area, officers located the vehicle at the home and began surveillance.
During that time, officials determined the suspect's two children—ages 3 and 2—were inside with him.
This is the home where officials say Nealy was staying with his kids. (Courtesy of Cleveland.com)
Later in the evening, Nealy exited the home and was taken into custody for receiving stolen property and a domestic violence warrant from the Broadview Heights Police Department.
His two children were transported to Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services.
Tarpon Springs police officers traveled to Lakewood, Ohio, on Friday to talk to Nealy. Charges have not been filed against Nealy in the triple homicide case.