MIMS, FL – The discovery of a woman’s body along a highway in Florida has led to a complex homicide investigation that authorities are diligently working to decipher.
The deceased woman, identified as 39-year-old Amber Renee Estep, was last seen on January 16 following a heated argument with her husband. She reportedly exited her husband’s truck and vanished. Her mother reported her missing three days later when she failed to show up for work.
On January 20, a local resident discovered Estep’s body near Pit Bull Lane on Highway 46 in Mims, Florida, and promptly alerted the authorities.
Estep’s husband, Brian, was questioned by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. In a peculiar turn of events, his pickup truck was found completely engulfed in flames a few hours after the questioning, according to Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
The investigation, now being treated as a homicide, has gained significant attention on social media after images and videos of Brian’s burning truck circulated online.
Law enforcement officials and fire marshals are collaborating to determine the cause of the fire and to piece together the events leading up to it. The couple was said to be returning from a medical appointment when they argued, after which Brian claimed to have dropped Amber off near the intersection of Interstate 95 and Highway 50, approximately 14 miles from where her body was later discovered.
As detectives continue to unravel the circumstances surrounding Amber’s death, no arrests have been made. Brian, who has not been named as a suspect, is reportedly cooperating with the investigation.
A fundraising campaign has been established in Amber’s memory, describing her as a “sweet and loving young woman who was taken from this world before her time.” The family is said to be devastated by the tragic event.
The sheriff’s office is urging anyone with information to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation.