Katie Baunach Death
Katie Baunach Obituary, Death Cause: Arrest made in the death of missing mother of two. After a four (4) days Investigation into the report of missing person, 39-year-old, Katie Baunach, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit, arrested the victim’s ex-husband 43-year-old, Ian Christpher Baunach in her death.
Ian Christopher Baunach was a Florida bodybuilder and former Marine.
Katie Baunach Cause of Death
According to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, Baunach was arrested on September 30, 2022, after Detectives located 13 different types of Steroids inside the home of Ian Baunach. He was charged with 13 counts of Possession of Controlled Substance without a Prescription.
On Friday, October 10, 2022, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit officially charged 43-year-old Ian Baunach of Ft Denaud, Florida, in the gruesome death of his former wife, 39-year-old Katie Samantha Baunach.
Katie Baunach Obituary
According to the Sheriff’s Office, during the morning hours of Friday, September 30, 2022, Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden received a call from a friend of Katie Samantha Baunach, reporting that she was concerned for her safety. She reported that the night before Katie had left her two children in her care to go to the home of her former husband Ian Baunach to retrieve some of her personal items. Friends and family had not heard from her nor have been able to reach her on her cell phone.
When deputies arrived at the home and were unable contact either Katie or Ian Baunach, detectives requested a search warrant. A search warrant was obtained and deputies along with the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team responded to the home.
During the search detectives found a large number of steroids within the home, to which Ian admitted belonged to him.
Ian was then placed under arrest and charged with 13 counts of Possession of Controlled Substance without a Prescription and transported to the Hendry County Jail.
Still unable to locate Katie, a second search warrant was obtained for the home and property. It was during this four (4) day search, detectives were able to determine that remains found on the property were those of 39-year-old Katie Samantha Baunach, authorities said.
On October 10, 2022, at approximately 5:00pm, Hendry County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit did charge Ian Christopher Baunach with 1st Degree Pre-Meditated Murder, Destruction/Conceal Physical Evidence, Use of Two-Way Communication Device to Facilitate a Felony, Cremate Dead Body 48 hours after Death and Failure to Report Death to Medical Examiner.
Ian Christopher Baunach is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail with No Bond. He appeared in court in Tampa on Monday and pled not guilty to killing Katie Baunach.
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