Not every marriage lasts forever. Nearly 50% of marriages end in divorce. Some end more naturally, when one or the other person dies, and the survivor decides to remarry.
A few marriage stories have much more complicated endings. When the husband is killed, the wife collects insurance money and is tried for his murder 18 years after the fact.
Jerry “Mike” Williams was an ordinary man from Florida who married his high school sweetheart Denise.
They had a relatively everyday married life until the year 2000 when things started to change drastically. It was a subtle change that Mike wasn’t even aware of, which led to his demise.
His body was lost to the Florida wilderness, unaccounted for almost two decades. Though his death was given justice, the question remains if it was all too late.
10 Gone Fishing
On December 16th, 2000, Mike Williams left early in the morning to go fishing and duck hunting out on Lake Seminole.
He promised to be back later that day to celebrate his sixth wedding anniversary with his wife. Unfortunately, that did not happen.
When he didn’t return, Denise called their mutual friend, Brian Winchester, to go out and see if he was okay. He was nowhere to be found, his boat was abandoned, and the police were called soon after.
9 Underwater Interior Alligator
The police began an investigation of the lake but were hindered by a storm which disturbed the water and any evidence that could be found under the surface.
Mike’s death was initially ruled as an accidental drowning, and a search began for the body. They found some of Mike’s equipment, boots and waders, and hunting license in the water, but no body.
They suspected it might have already been devoured by the alligator population, which wasn’t an absurd claim in Florida.