Detectives with the Panama City Police Department have arrested the wife of a local man for the alleged premeditated murder of her husband.
Angela Riggins Dantzler, 56, is accused of killing her husband, Lorenzo N. Dantzler V, 61, at their home on Kings Harbour Road in Kings Point on or about July 12th.
According to police, they responded to the home on the 3000 block of Kings Harbour Road on July 14th for a welfare check.
Upon arrival, police say they could see from outside the home the body of Lorenzo N. Dantzler V lying under a pile of sheets, towels, and dryer sheets. They say it was to mask the odor of his body.
Police forced their way into the home and found a semi-automatic handgun, along with multiple shell casings, a few feet from the victim. As officers searched through the home, they found Angela Dantzler in an upstairs bedroom. They say they found the victim’s cell phone and two handguns beside her.
Following a search warrant, members of PCPD’s Crime Scene Unit began processing the scene. They report finding Lorenzo N. Dantzler V suffered a close-range gunshot to the left side of his head. Investigators also discovered a number of footprints in the area around him.
An autopsy was completed by the 14th Judicial Circuit Medical Examiner on July 15th.
In the Medical Examiner report, it was determined there were more than five gunshot wounds to the victim’s body from at least three different locations and with different caliber firearms. Authorities believe Lorenzo N. Dantzer V’s wife moved to different areas of the home and shot him multiple times.
Police say evidence also showed Angela Dantzler moved near the victim once again, this time standing over him, and shot him once again.
Authorities say at the time they forced their way in, there appeared to be no indication of forced entry before that into the home or sign of anyone else being in the home at the time of the crime. Multiple guns were also collected as evidence from the home.
Anyone with information, in this case, is asked to call the Panama City Police Department at 850-872-3100.