TAMPA — The man accused of tampering with physical evidence in connection to a burned body found near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge earlier this month remains in jail. His arrest affidavit provides new details about the evidence deputies say they have against him.
According to the affidavit, 35-year-old Alisha Windfield's body was found burned near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on June 9. Earlier that day, she had been reported missing by family.
The affidavit says when deputies went to the condo to investigate, Fred Williams approached them and asked why they were there. He lives in one of the units. The deputies noticed his lower legs were burned. They say Williams told them he had burned his legs at a gas station while he was with Windfield.
Investigators later interviewed Williams inside his condo. They say they smelled bleach and saw bleach stains. The affidavit says Williams told them Windfield had been at his place and showered there.
Fred Williams is charged with tampering with physical evidence. He remains in the Hillsborough County Jail on $15,000 bond.
Detectives executed a search warrant and they say areas within Williams' master bedroom and bathroom tested positive for the presence of blood. They also reviewed surveillance video which they say shows Williams rolling a cooler from his unit to his car. They say the cooler and the inside of his car later tested positive for the presence of blood.
Deputies say surveillance video also shows Williams was gone when the 911 call came in for the burned body found near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. They say his license plate was scanned at the Skyway Toll Plaza. Investigators say when they searched his trunk, they found cleaning products and smelled fire and smoke.
Williams is charged with tampering with physical evidence. He remains in the Hillsborough County Jail on $15,000 bond. No one has been charged yet for Windfield's death.
A GoFundMe page has raised more than $3,900 for Windfield's three children. Her family held services for her this past weekend.
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