On December 16, 2000, successful property appraiser Jerry “Mike” Williams left to go duck hunting in the early morning, but unfortunately never returned. His wife Denise Williams asked her father and Williams's best friend Brian Winchester to go look for him at Lake Seminole in northern Florida, but all they found was his abandoned Ford Bronco.
An investigation and search were immediately launched and officials dredged ten acres of the lake for 44 straight days. Their search turned up nothing. It wasn’t easy classifying Williams as one of the 80 people who disappeared at Lake Seminole. Unlike the other people whose bodies were found years after they died, Williams’s body was never recovered in those initial investigations. Some theorized he was eaten by alligators.
Authorities initially believed he fell out of his boat and drowned, but over the years they came to suspect something far more sinister. None of the clues they gathered truly added up, and everyone involved wanted to know what really happened to Jerry Michael Williams. Then, in December 2017, investigators reported that Williams’s body was discovered and his death was actually a homicide.
There were strange circumstances surrounding his death, such as a $1 million insurance policy taken out in his name six months before his disappearance. And then there was the best friend who sold that insurance policy and later married his widow. On May 9, 2018, Denise Williams was arrested for the first-degree murder of her husband, vindicating Mike Williams's friends and family who refused to believe her alligator tale and questioned her haste in grabbing his life insurance. There are plenty of fascinating facts surrounding Jerry Michael Williams’s murder, but is Denise Williams truly guilty?
Denise Williams Was Arrested For The First-Degree Murder Of Her Husband
The Circumstances Of His Disappearance Pointed Toward Foul Play, But Police Couldn't Prove ItVideo: YouTube
Some Of His Belongings Turned Up At The Lake Months After We Went Missing
Williams’s Widow Received A $1.5 Mil Insurance Payout
Williams's Corpse Was Found And Police Declared He Was Murdered
Authorities Initially Believed His Boat Hit A Log And He Was Thrown Into The Water