Woman arrested after decomposing body found

Posted at 8:58 AM, Dec 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-06 08:58:55-05

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A northeast Florida woman has been charged with murder after police found the decomposing body of her boyfriend on a sealed-in porch at her house.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says 41-year-old Tammy Shereese Wright-Conner was arrested Thursday after the body's discovery.

Authorities say the body was that of 48-year-old Ronald Trotter.

Police Lt. Steve Gallaher told the Florida Times-Union that Trotter went to Wright-Conner's house after an argument with his wife on May 25.

Trotter's body was found on the rickety porch June 10 after neighbors noticed a stench.

Police say the porch had windows sealed with plastic and sheets taped to the walls.

Wright-Conner was not available for comment because she was in custody, and her appointed public defender could not be reached.