Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-430

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 8, 2012
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    Homicide Suspect Returns To Hillsborough County

    Christopher Belcher was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail.
    • Thursday
    • November 8, 2012
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    Arrested: 

    Christopher K. Belcher
    DOB: 6/28/1969
    3913 Pine Street
    Mango
     

    Charges:

    • Murder 2nd Degree
    • Arson of an Occupied Structure (vehicle)

    Victim:

    Gwendolyn Belcher
    DOB: 3/02/1969
    3913 Pine Street
    Mango

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    Details:

    On November 8, 2012, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Detectives picked up and returned Christopher Belcher from Greenville, South Carolina. Belcher will be booked into the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office jail on charges of Murder 2nd Degree and Arson of an Occupied Structure (vehicle) with no bond.

    On November 1, 2012, Christopher Belcher was apprehended at his sister's residence in Greenville South Carolina by members of the Greensville County Sheriff's Office, Greenville City Police Department and the United States Marshal's Office.

    Arrest Warrants were issued October 26, 2012 for Christopher K. Belcher for the murder of his wife Gwendolyn Belcher.

    On September 20, 2012, the Medical Examiner made a positive identification on the skeletal remains that were discovered in the 2000 Nissan Maxima. The burnt vehicle was discovered on September 16, 2012 at approximately 6:30 p.m. When deputies began investigating they found skeletal remains inside the vehicle. The victim was identified through dental records as being the missing adult, Gwendolyn Patricia Belcher. Gwendolyn Belcher was reported missing on September 16 by a family member.

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