Missing Tallahassee man's widow indicted in his murder

Remains discovered in Tallahassee cold case
Posted at 4:45 PM, May 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-08 13:56:24-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The widow of a Tallahassee man who went missing for 17 years before his body was found last year has been arrested and charged in his murder.

As first reported by the Tallahassee Democrat's Jennifer Portman, Denise Williams, 48, is wanted for first degree murder, accessory to murder, and conspiracy to commit murder.

Williams, who was Mike Williams' wife before getting remarried to Mike's friend Brian, is the only one who has been charged in Mike's disappearance and subsequent murder so far.

She was escorted out of her job at the Doak Campbell Stadium Tuesday afternoon by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement after being indicted on the murder charges.  

Mike Williams' remains were recovered back in December 2017 after he went missing for more than 17 years. The case was originally classified as a drowning before investigators determined he was murdered.

He went missing on December 16, 2000 after leaving home that morning to go duck hunting on Lake Seminole in Jackson County. When he didn't come home, his wife and best friend went looking for him. 

Seventeen years later, FDLE received a tip about new information in the case and found his remains at an undisclosed location. 

FDLE Tallahassee Special Agent in Charge Mark Perez said the following about the case:

"FDLE agents and analysts have logged over 3,000 hours on this case and FDLE crime scene scientists have spent countless hours analyzing evidence. I want to thank our investigators and State Attorney Jack Campbell’s Office who have worked so hard on this case. I also thank the Grand Jury."