A Miramar man was denied bond Thursday after being charged with first-degree murder for chopping off his missing girlfriend's head and putting it in a barrel, police said.
Police claim Edwards tried to throw Spence's relatives and friends off his trail buy sending text messages from the dead woman's phone claiming she had left the area. The scheme didn't work because phone records showed the cell phone never left South Florida despite claiming the woman was in Jacksonville.
Police began following Edwards around hoping he would lead them to the body and sure enough he visited the area where he dumped a 55-gallon drum that contained Spence's remains late last year.
Police still don't know what happened to the woman's head, which was not in the barrel.