A Persia, Iowa woman will stand trial for the murder of a woman in November of 2012. That was the last time anyone has seen or heard from Cari Farver. Farver’s vehicle was found in Omaha two months later but her body has never been found. Prosecutors say that 41 year old Shanna Goylar and Farver were dating the same man.
They allege that Goylar stabbed Farver while she was sitting inside her SUV and disposed of the body. Goylar then cleaned the vehicle and returned to the apartment complex parking lot. Goylar is also accused of assuming Farver’s identity on apps and emails. There was also property of Farver’s found in Goylar’s home.
Goylar’s attorney, James Martin Davis says prosecutors have a big job ahead because there are several facts that cannot be overlooked.
Davis says, “They have to show there was a death and then show cause of death. What makes this case so interesting is that they are trying it on a theory that she is guilty of criminal impersonation and possession of property and trying to use that to show that somehow she is involved in the alleged death of the victim.”
Davis says there is no body, no murder weapon and no witnesses. Yet a judge ordered Goylar to stand trial for Farver’s murder and set her bond at $5 million.