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Jennifer Barnes, 23, of Leipsic Jennifer Barnes, 23, of Leipsic
Gerard Schweiger, 24, of Felton Gerard Schweiger, 24, of Felton
Mozick Home - West Street Mozick Home - West Street
Mozick Home - West Street Mozick Home - West Street
Leipsic River Leipsic River

LEIPSIC, Del. - A domestic dispute goes horribly wrong in Leipsic, DE. Gerard Schweiger, 24, and Jennifer Barnes, 23, have been charged with the murder of Jennifer's father, 45-year-old Tony Mozick. Neighbors tell WMDT, they didn't expect an outcome like this. "I couldn't believe they did that because he was such a good guy just walking around with his grandkids constantly," said neighbor Ronnie Mayhall.

It all started on December 12th, before troopers responded Mozick's home on West Street. According to authorities, Barnes and Schweiger were arrested for assaulting Mozick and then given a no contact order. Delaware State Police then started investigating January 8th, after he was reported missing by his mother. She said the last time she talked to him was on the phone January 5th, reportedly telling authorities he was supposed to come to her house everyday for medication, because of a disability.

Cpl. Gary Fournier of Delaware State Police tells us, "Witness accounts state Jennifer Barnes was allowed back at the residence because of the four children she was caring for. So the father actually allowed his daughter to come back and stay at the house. But Schweiger wasn't not allowed back."  It was when Schweiger, Jennifer's boyfriend entered the home again, that things turned ugly.

According to police, Schweiger stabbed Mozick multiple times with a small knife. Later, someone apparently cut out a portion of the blood soaked carpet and dumped it across the street. We're told the couple then put Tony Mozick's body in a 55 gallon plastic tote container and took it to the Rt. 42 Leipsic Bridge, dumping it in the water.

Troopers tell us, as of right now, Mozick's body still hasn't been found, "They're conducting sweeps of the area going into the tributaries of the Leipsic River using what they call a "side sonar". This will locate images at the bottom of the river," said Cpl. Fournier.

Schweiger was arrested on Tuesday in Odessa. Both Barnes and Schweiger are charged with 1st degree murder, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, 1st degree conspiracy, 4 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, abusing a corpse, and breach of release. They are also both being held without bail, Barnes at Baylor Women's Correctional Institution and Schweiger at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.

The investigation into this case is on-going. We will bring more information as it becomes available, stay tuned to WMDT and www.WMDT.com for the very latest.

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