LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A human arm bone was discovered Friday afternoon beneath a concrete slab at the rural Lake County home of a man who vanished three years ago, the Lake County Sheriff's Office said.
Investigators used cadaver dogs, ground-penetrating radar and a backhoe while searching the property.
Earlier this month, a friend of Michael Shaver’s asked deputies to perform a well-being check at his home, because he hadn't heard from him since 2015.
Deputies visited the Sandy Pines Road home, where they spoke with his wife, Laurie Shaver, about his disappearance. %
Deputies said she was cooperative at first and let them into her home, but she then told them they would have to speak to her attorney. Investigators on Friday identified her as a person of interest in the case.
Investigators said Michael Shaver hasn't had any cellphone or bank activity since his disappearance.
No court records were discovered that show the couple divorced, but neighbors told Channel 9 that Laurie Shaver was remarried during a backyard ceremony in the area where investigators searched Friday.
Records said the couple was involved in a domestic dispute in 2014. Deputies said Laurie Shaver struck Michael Shaver with a gun, but he was arrested because it was believed he pulled out the weapon.
Neighbor Curt Ruhl said he was shocked to learn of Friday's developments.
"At this moment, it's really sad," he said. Later, it'll be closure, but right now it's just really sad."
Investigators suspended their search at sundown. They said they'll return to the property Saturday.
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