POMPANO BEACH – The Broward Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Pompano Beach man for the disappearance and murder of his wife.
Irene Lanning Xeniti was reported missing by her daughter on May 30.
But detectives visited her home on May 14 to deal with a spat between her and her husband, Ian Lanning.
The BSO said Lanning told investigators that Xeniti had left the home and had not contacted him again.
As the investigation continued, detectives discovered Xeniti’s phone near the couple’s residence around 1 a.m. on May 21. Detectives also obtained information that the couple had been traveling together. area the previous day.
A search warrant was eventually received to enter the couple’s home as well as Lanning’s car.
During the search, investigators said they found evidence that Xeniti was murdered in her home and her body was dumped elsewhere, but the location is unknown.
Lanning was arrested on Saturday. He is facing a charge of first degree murder.
If you have any information, you should call Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.