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Suspect in Fla. homicide surrenders to Lebanon authorities

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Posted at 8:28 PM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 09:38:19-05

LEBANON, Tenn. (WTVF) — The woman wanted in connection with a Florida homicide has surrendered to Lebanon authorities.

Titusville Police in Florida said Thursday morning that Courtney Dawn Gibson has turned herself in after warrants were issued for her arrest.

The body of 36-year-old Anna Primavere was found Wednesday inside the trunk of a car in Lebanon. She'd been missing since last Friday.

Police said Gibson, a babysitter, was seen on a Ring doorbell video driving away from the area early Saturday morning with a mattress on the roof of her car. The mattress fell off of her car and she allegedly burned it on the side of the road.

They said the victim’s mattress was missing when police initially searched the home after her family reported her missing.

Lebanon police located Gibson at her parent’s home on Sunday, and she refused to cooperate, according to investigators. She wouldn’t let them search her vehicle but detectives later got a search warrant in the case.

Gibson has a criminal history in Wilson County dating back to 2014, including multiple assault and drug possession charges.

Titusville Police said the homicide investigation remains ongoing.