The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in the death of the man who went missing from his home in Vero Lake Estates earlier this week.
John Robert Spencer’s body was recovered Wednesday afternoon with the assistance of information provided by the suspect, Scott Hodges, a local real estate agent.
Hodges has been charged with First Degree Murder.
“Our thoughts go out to the family,” said Sheriff Eric Flowers. “Losing a loved one, especially so close to the holidays, is a tragedy. As we’re sitting down to our Thanksgiving meals, this family is mourning a loved one lost to violence.”
Spencer’s has requested privacy at this time and asks the public to keep their distance.
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