Burning truck brings new suspicion to case of murdered wife

MIMS, FL – A puzzling homicide case is unfolding in Florida following the discovery of a woman’s body on a local highway. The victim, Amber Renee Estep, 39, was last seen on January 16 after an argument with her husband, Brian. Her disappearance was reported by her mother three days later when Amber failed to appear at work.

A resident found Amber’s body near Pit Bull Lane on Highway 46 in Mims, Florida, on January 20 and alerted the authorities. Following this, Brian was questioned by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. In an unexpected twist, his pickup truck was found ablaze just hours after his interrogation.

The case, now classified as a homicide, has drawn considerable attention on social media, with images and videos of Brian’s burning truck going viral.

Fire marshals and law enforcement are working in tandem to determine the cause of the fire and to reconstruct the sequence of events. Brian told investigators that he had dropped Amber off near the intersection of Interstate 95 and Highway 50 after a dispute on their way home from a medical appointment. This location is roughly 14 miles from where Amber’s body was later found.

While detectives continue to piece together the details of Amber’s death, no arrests have been made. Brian, who is not currently a suspect, is said to be cooperating with the authorities.

A GoFundMe page has been set up in Amber’s honor, with the organizer describing her as a “sweet and loving young woman” who was tragically taken too soon. The family is reportedly devastated by the loss.

The sheriff’s office is appealing to anyone with information to assist in the ongoing investigation.