Remains found where man told deputies he buried girlfriend

Remains found where man told deputies he buried girlfriend

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay area deputies believe they've found a woman's remains after her former boyfriend agreed to disclose their location as part of a plea agreement.

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office reports finding skeletal remains Friday morning in an area of Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island where 45-year-old William Cumber led deputies Wednesday. Cumber pleaded no contest Thursday to the murder of Sabine Musel-Buehler. He faces 20 years for the slaying and is already serving 13 years for a previous arson conviction.

Cumber admitted in court to killing Musel-Buehler in November 2008.

Despite authorities never finding a body, Cumber was charged with the murder in 2012. His trial was scheduled to begin next month.

Before her death, Musel-Buehler had been a co-owner of Haley's Motel, located near the area where Cumber led deputies.

An autopsy is needed to confirm the remains' identity.

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