• Foul play suspected in case of missing Titusville woman, police say

    By: Jeff Deal

    Updated:

    TITUSVILLE, Fla. - Police are searching for a 51-year-old Titusville woman who was reported missing Tuesday.

     

    Lori Upthegrove was last seen at her home on Cleveland Street, where she was having a yard sale.

     

    Her husband, Timothy Upthegrove, was arrested on unrelated charges, police said.

     

    Police said they found Timothy Upthegrove Wednesday night at a Days Inn on Cheney Highway with his wife’s vehicle.

     

    Officers arrested Timothy Upthegrove after police said he lied and claimed he found his wife’s vehicle outside a Save-a-Lot Tuesday, but he later admitted that he’d had the car since Monday.

     

    Lori and Timothy Upthegrove
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    While police said they suspect foul play in Lori’s disappearance, investigators have not named her husband as a suspect.

     

    Timothy Upthegrove has a history of run-ins with the law.

     

    In 2003, he was arrested in a domestic violence case where a girlfriend claimed he grabbed a crow bar and "began to strike the victim numerous times in the head" and said "I'm going to kill you."

     

    He was acquitted on the “serious” charges after investigators said the victim wouldn't testify.

     

    CSI at Lori Upthegrove's home
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    In 2008, Timothy Upthegrove pleaded guilty to domestic violence after another wife, who was pregnant, said he sat on her stomach and “choked her with both of his hands."

     

    Timothy Upthegrove is being held on $1,500 bail. 

     

    Neighbors said they hope Lori is somewhere safe.

     

    "Somebody coming up missing is definitely not a good sign for anybody.  Not a good way to spend your holidays," said neighbor Daniel Deneve.

     

    Anyone with information on the disappearance is asked to call Crimeline.

                   

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