Vero Beach woman charged with murder after mother found dead

Vero Beach woman charged with murder after mother found dead

Vero Beach, Fl ( The adopted daughter of a missing woman found dead has been charged with  first degree murder.

Crystal Marie Kohler, 38, is set to face a judge Wednesday morning. This is one day after authorities found the body of 81-year-old Carmelina Maria Kohler.  

Deputies initially arrested Crystal Kohler and charged her with grand theft auto, while also naming her a person of interest in her mother’s disappearance. According to jail records, authorities added a charge of first degree murder overnight.

Crystal Kohler will be in court at 8:30 a.m.


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An Indian River woman disappears after a trip to the nail salon with her adopted daughter.

The Indian River County Sheriff is attempting to located Carmelina Maria Kohler.

Detectives in Indian River County are looking for a missing woman, and want to question her adopted daughter about the disappearance.

She was last seen at 11 am on March 9th, 2020.

She left her residence with her adopted daughter, Crystal Marie William (Kohler).

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Carmelina Maria Kohler left her home on Monday with her adopted daughter to go to a nail salon on 12th Street and U.S. 1.

According to the sheriff’s office the adopted daughter, Crystal Marie Williams, came home in her mother’s blue Chrysler Pacifica.

A man by the name of Mark found Carmelina’s phone on 27th Avenue and Aviation Boulevard.

Investigators say they consider Carmelina Kohler missing and endangered. She’s five-feet-seven, weighs 160 pounds and has red shoulder length hair and brown eyes.

Crystal Williams is a person-of-interest in the woman’s disappearance and detectives want to talk to her. She’s five-feet tall, 100 pounds, with brown or black hair, and brown eyes. She has a large Chinese tattoo on her left shoulder.

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