Tampa, Florida-- Deputies confirmed today that the skeletal remains found in a burned car earlier this week were in fact those of the car's owner, Gwendolyn Patricia Belcher.

Family members reported Belcher missing on Sunday, September 16, and told detectives that Belcher's husband, Christopher Belcher, slapped her across the face during an argument the night before.

Authorities placed Christopher Belcher under arrest for Domestic Violence, a charge he reportedly faced numerous times in the past.

Officials say the medical examiner positively identified Gwendolyn through dental records, but has yet to determine the cause of death.

10 News will continue with updates as they become available.

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