Penny Rebecca Pospisil, 47, was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree murder and abuse of a dead body.
Authorities with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office said she killed then dismembered her boyfriend’s body and kept it inside a trailer for months.
On Dec. 20, the Melbourne Police Department contacted the Sheriff’s Office about the death investigation of Anthony Franklin Mitchell, 55, whose body was found in a camper at the Wickham Park Campground.
Mitchell’s family told investigators they’d last heard from him in August 2018. Investigators said Mitchell and Pospisil were living together at the Lake Panasoffkee RV Village at the time.
In the following weeks, investigators said Pospisil began telling her family and friends that Mitchell had died. A neighbor at the RV park reported a foul odor coming from her camper around the same time, investigators said.
Toward the end of September, Pospisil moved the camper to Wickham Park in Melbourne, investigators said.
Nobody at Wickham Park ever reported seeing Mitchell, according to the Sheriff’s Office.