Deputies: Man who reported finding woman dead in Seminole County home arrested
Man calls 911, claims intruder shot him in foot, deputies say
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A man who reported that he found a woman dead while dropping a key off at a home in unincorporated Apopka Friday is now facing charges in connection with her death, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said.
"It's our belief that he had planned to do this," Seminole County Sheriff's spokeswoman Kim Cannaday said.
Deputies said Asgeirr Ulfr, 26, of Apopka, known as "Scott" in the neighborhood, called 911 to report that someone had killed 20-year-old Christina Danielle Scarr, also of Apopka, and shot him in the foot during a home invasion.
Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma said Scarr was found dead in a bedroom when authorities arrived. Ulfr was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for his injuries.
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Ulfr told authorities he believed he saw a woman in jeans with a hood over her face and potentially another person inside the home who left before deputies arrived, officials said.
Investigators interviewed neighbors who live nearby the home on Gina Court and talked to Ulfr to gather more information about the crime.
On Saturday, detectives said they had determined that Ulfr was responsible for Scarr's death.
"We were able to interview neighbors, we were able to interview him and her family," Cannaday said. "Upon further investigation we were able to determine he made that story up, fabricated it to cover up the crime."
Ruth Burkhalter, who lives doors down from the duplex where the murder happened, said investigators took three days' worth of surveillance video from the cameras outside her home.
"They watched it for several hours," Burkhalter said. "It's very interesting the things that are on that video."
Burkhalter shared that video with News 6. It shows a person she says is Ulfer in a black hoodie walking out of the house at about 10 a.m. Friday.
"I think he had already did something to Danielle," Burkhalter said. "Then he left, he had a backpack full of things, took it up the road and disposed of it and got in the car and returned roughly 10 minutes later."
It was only 30 minutes later, her cameras caught him again. This time outside of the home with detectives while they say he pretended to be the victim, but it was all a lie.
"I'm just blown away," Burkhalter added.
On Saturday, detectives said they determined that Ulfr was responsible for Scarr's death. Deputies found Ulfr at a home on Players Circle in Orlando and arrested him without incident.
Ulfr is facing one count of first-degree murder and is being held at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Seminole County, deputies said.
During his first appearance before a judge Sunday morning, Ulfr was denied bond. He was using a walker in court and had a boot on the foot that had been treated for the gunshot wound.
"I reviewed the earlier warrant I signed and I find that, based upon the affidavit that the proof is evident, the presumption is great," the judge said during Ulfr's first appearance.
The sheriff's office's mobile command center was still at the scene Sunday. Crime scene tape was still up surrounding the home.
Neighbors said the victim and Ulfr were in an on-again, off-again relationship and he used to live there, but had recently moved out. Neighbors added the couple kept to themselves.
Roy Morrison lives next door and said he didn't know them well.
"He'd come to the mailbox and I'd wave. That was it," Morrison said.
Investigators said the cause of Scarr's death will be determined once an autopsy is completed. Lemma said Friday that it did not appear that she had been shot.
Some neighbors said they're still on edge following the homicide, while others are relieved deputies are closer to solving the mystery.
"That it's coming to a head and then we'll go on from here," Morrison said.
Detectives are still working to determine what lead up to the homicide. The investigation is ongoing, deputies said.
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