Human Remains Found Where Ex-Pastor Said He Buried Woman

Authorities have found human remains where a former Florida pastor said he buried a woman's body nearly five years ago.

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Capt. Mike Card told The Northwest Florida Daily News the remains were found Friday in James Ty Flanders' former backyard in Ocean City.

The newspaper reports the 47-year-old Flanders pleaded guilty Thursday to manslaughter in the October 2011 death of 37-year-old Marie Jane Carlson.

According to the report, Flanders provided the location of Carlson's body in exchange for pleading guilty to manslaughter instead of second-degree murder.

The newspaper reports that Flanders told investigators he and his wife shared a relationship with Carlson. Prosecutors said Flanders described grabbing Carlson and holding her in a ``tight bear hug'' until she stopped moving.

Flanders faces up to 15 years in prison.

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