Marion Co. deputies search for woman's killer

- There was quite an active scene on C.R. 225A in Ocala Tuesday morning.

About a dozen law enforcement officers were at the home where a woman was found dead Monday.

Now, the search is on for her killer.
Tuesday, forensic investigators marked evidence inside the home of Tamara Bedenbaugh, 57.
Lauren Lettelier, with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, said, “It’s all about trying to figure out who she was and trying to follow her tracks to see what might’ve happened yesterday afternoon.”
Monday afternoon, Bedenbaugh’s husband of 30 years found her dead inside her house, then called 911.

Detectives believe she died Sunday night into Monday morning, but haven’t yet said how she died.

Evidence points to a homicide.

Lettelier said,  “As of right now, detectives are looking for a suspect in this case. We’re looking through all the deepest parts of her life that may come to light.”
Douglas Miller, who lives next door, said, “[It’s] very upsetting.”
Miller said he was shocked to see a homicide investigation unfold next door.

 Miller said, “If she was driving in or out, and I was out in the yard, she would be waving. And, I’d wave back at her.”
Tim Zobrist, who lives a few doors down, doesn’t know Tamara, but said, “It’s just terrible. I feel bad for ‘em.”
Investigators said Tamara and her husband were separated, and Mr. Bedenbaugh said he hadn’t seen her since Thursday evening.

Detectives have talked to him and other family members.

They’re talking to everyone she associated with.

Investigators aren’t naming potential suspects.
Miller said, “I hope they find the person and justice is served.”
If you have any information, please call Detective Thomas Newbanks at 352-369-6806, or call Marion County Crime Stoppers at 352-368-STOP.

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