PLATTE COUNTY, MO – Police have arrested a man after the body of 35-year-old Tangela Fisher was found stuffed inside a homemade wooden box.
The box, and its gruesome contents, were found Friday morning in a dry creek bed off East Dye Store Road. It hasn’t been reported how detectives eventually identified 51-year-old Martin Lee Williams as a possible suspect, but when he was interviewed he admitted to accidentally killing Fisher while the two did drugs inside his home.
According to Williams, he prepared a syringe containing a controlled substance for both of them to use, then injected it into Fisher’s arm. When Fisher became unresponsive, Williams decided not to call for help and let her die of a drug overdose.
Now the proud owner of a dead woman, Williams decided it would be in his best interest to dispose of the body. So, using a bit of ingenuity and some tools, Williams used some scrap wood and a ping-pong table to craft Fisher a coffin. Once completed, Williams placed Fisher in the box and then dumped it where it was later discovered.
Williams was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter and abandonment of a corpse.
I mean no disrespect to Fisher’s friends and family, but I’m a little impressed with the impromptu work Williams did with that box. Maybe it’s because I can build jack and shit, but even while high on drugs with a dead woman in his house, Williams was able to craft a functioning box that carried dead weight.Tags: box, Crime, Drugs, Manslaughter, Martin Lee Williams, Missouri, overdose, Tangela Fisher