Bodybuilder Is Arrested After ‘He Incinerated His Ex-Wife While She Went to Pick Up Her Belongings’
Contrary to what marriage-pushing conservatives keep insisting, does marriage improve society? Nope. Does marriage make people happier? Nope. Does marriage make people more ethical, loving, or responsible? Nope. Here’s another example.
(Link): Florida bodybuilder, 43, is arrested after ‘he incinerated his ex-wife while she went to pick up her belongings’ – and cops did not trace him to the grisly murder until they found her JAWBONE at his home with one of her teeth still intact
October 12, 2022
A Florida bodybuilder and former Marine has been accused of murdering his ex-wife when she visited him to collect some of her things, and then burning her body in an oil drum in the back yard.
Ian Christopher Baunach, 43, appeared in court in Tampa on Monday and pled not guilty to killing Katie Baunach, the 39-year-old mother of his two children.
In November 2021, Baunach, a former Marine who retrained as an engineer, was arrested on charges of domestic battery by strangulation, and was released the same day on $25,000 bond.
Ten months later, in September this year, Katie Baunach took out a restraining order against him, accusing him of abusing one of their children.
She was last seen on September 29 when she left the two youngsters with a friend, saying Baunach had said she could come over to ‘retrieve some of her personal items.’
She told the friend she’d be right back, but never returned.
Police were called and on September 30 went to his home in LaBelle, 30 miles inland of Fort Myers, only to find that he was not home. Her car was parked outside.
Returning shortly after, they saw the car had been moved, and obtained a warrant to search the property – after Baunach refused to let them in.
Inside the house, detectives found evidence of a struggle and blood stains, which he claimed were from groceries.
Katie Baunach’s engagement ring and wedding ring were found inside a safe.
…According to court documents, they ‘discovered the fragment of a human mandible with an intact tooth in a fresh burn pile, and discovered a blue fifty-gallon barrel near the burn pile which reeked of decaying flesh.
‘Inside the blue fifty-gallon barrel, law enforcement discovered an additional human bone fragment. Law enforcement discovered other suspected human bone fragments in the area surrounding the burn pile.’
Baunach denied killing his ex-wife, and told them there was no body and she had disappeared.
… Baunach ‘admitted to being angry that Katie Baunach filed for and received a domestic violence injunction against him.’
… Baunach was taken into custody and charged with first-degree pre-meditated murder; destruction/concealment of physical evidence, and cremating a dead body 48 hours after death.