PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — One month ago, a family was found murdered inside their Tarpon Springs home. Now, the man accused of killing them has made his way back to Pinellas County to face charges.

  • Tarpon Springs murder suspect still en route to Pinellas County
  • Shelby Nealy was picked up on January 8 from an Ohio jail
  • Officials say it's not unusual for transports to take weeks

On January 1, the bodies of Laura, Richard, and Nicholas Ivancic were found inside their home. A few days later, their daughter's husband, Shelby Nealy was taken into custody in Ohio.

Jamie Ivancic, his wife, was reported missing. Then investigators found her body buried behind a home in Pasco County that she used to rent with Nealy. Police believe Nealy killed her more than a year ago.

Spectrum Bay News 9 has learned that Nealy was picked up from an Ohio jail on January 18 to be brought to the Pinellas County Jail.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says they hired an independent contractor to transport Nealy. Sergeant Spencer Gross said, “The Sheriff is responsible for transporting and extraditing prisoners back to Pinellas County. It is more cost effective to utilize an independent contractor who can transport multiple prisoners for multiple agencies at the same time rather than sending our deputies to transport one prisoner back to Pinellas.”

The cost for his extradition is $1,103.85.

Gross says it’s not usual for it to take a few weeks for a prisoner to be transported because the vehicle is picking up and dropping off other prisoners on the way. 

Nealy arrived at the Pinellas County Jail at about 2 p.m. Saturday.