Body Identified

PBSO has identified the dead body found as “Vanessa Carmen Williams Bristol.”

The victim has been identified as Vanessa Carmen Williams Bristol, DOB: 3/22/87 for Margate. We do not believe the homicide occurred where she was found.

West Boca News reported Sunday that the body was found near Delray Marketplace. We still don’t have a lot more information. PBSO indicates that Ms. Bristol is from Margate, though we found a voter registration for her in North Miami Beach, along with other addresses in Coral Springs, West Palm Beach, and Lauderdale Lakes.
We believe this is her in these photos:
Our earlier report indicated she was “white or Hispanic.” The voter registration we found indicates Hispanic. However the woman we’ve found appears to be African-American.
If any of our readers have information, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-4587-TIPS.
Ms. Williams-Bristol was married to Joseph Radclif Bristol by the Broward County Clerk in 2010. We see five felony cases for Mr. Bristol from 2007 to 2014. The charges included burglary, grand theft, domestic strangulation, and child abuse.
Note: Below we updated that Mr. Bristol called. While it wasn’t a pleasant conversation, based on the fact that he called, we doubt he was involved in her death.
Update: The Sun-Sentinel reports that an arrest has been made – John Eugene Chapman.
Court records show a dissolution of the Bristol marriage in 2013, effectively a divorce:
We have asked PBSO if Mr. Bristol is a suspect or has been ruled out as a suspect. We have not heard back yet. However, in light of the update, it appears he has been cleared.
Mr. Bristol has a YouTube channel including this video about Adrian Peterson and beating your children:

Update: We received an angry phone call from someone who purported to be Joseph Bristol (and sounded like the guy in the video). He threatened to sue us and/or have his lawyer call us. We attempted to have a conversation but he just kept threatening to sue us if we didn’t remove the facts about him from the article. We don’t remove facts just because someone doesn’t like them.
The conversation did confirm that the body found was his ex-wife. And our strong hunch is that if he were involved in her death, he wouldn’t have called.

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