A Polk County woman has been arrested in connection with the death of her longtime boyfriend.
Star Tribble, 35, of Winter Haven has been charged with being an accessory after the fact to a capital felony and giving false information to law enforcement, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Detectives began investigating Tribble after her boyfriend of 15 years, Tomorrerio Clark, was found dead Feb. 22 in their home at 3746 Imperial Drive in Winter Haven.
"What Star failed to recognize is our homicide team hasn't had an unsolved murder in over seven years. She's testing us. But it's not a very hard test," said Sheriff Grady Judd.
According to her arrest report, Tribble denied knowing her boyfriend had been killed before her daughter found and reported his death Monday, Feb. 22.
However, investigators interviewed a witness, Kenneth Stacey, who told them Tribble had taken him to her home Sunday, Feb. 21, and asked him to help her get rid of Clark’s body.
When deputies confronted her with this information, she told them she knew Clark was dead Sunday, but told them she didn’t kill him, according to her arrest report. She also acknowledged asking Stacey to help her get rid of Clark’s body.
Tribble has been booked into the Polk County Jail.