On January 25, 2018, Jamie Ivancic spoke to her sister, Karma Stewart, for the last time.
The 21-year-old mum-of-two lived her husband, Shelby Svensen, in Port Richey, Florida.
While the two sisters Face-timed, Jamie told Karma she planned to take her two young children and leave her husband as soon as possible.
It was the last time anyone would hear her voice.
For the next 12 months, Karma and the rest of Jamie’s family would receive sporadic text messages from the young mum.
The text messages contained small updates about her life and the occasional photo of her two young children.
While Jamie’s family thought her behaviour was odd, they didn’t suspect that foul play was involved.
When Svensen returned to his hometown of Ohio just days before Christmas last year, his friends immediately noticed his odd behaviour.
The 25-year-old was driving an SUV they had never seen before. He was wearing flashy jewellery and talking about all the money he had. He started to refer to himself as a “sugar daddy” and “God”.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Svensen told his friend, Oscar Marcano, he had inherited $25,000 and was planning on moving back to Ohio and “living it up” with his two young children.
He put a whole year’s deposit down on a house and spent thousands of dollars at the local Walmart.
“He was power tripping,” Marcano told the Tampa Bay Times. “Like tripping hard.”