Murder charges filed after woman's body found in shed

Police have identified the woman whose body was found in a St. Pete shed yesterday, and they’ve also charged a man with her murder.

Angelo Dante Beckford faces second-degree murder charges in the death of Cheyenne Snyder, 29.  It was in Beckford’s shed that Snyder’s body was found inside a plastic storage container. 

Police say Beckford and Synder met a week before she was fatally shot. Both have a history of drug addiction and Snyder, a mother of two, was staying at the suspect's home. On Sunday evening, both argued over a mess Snyder made at the home on 16th Avenue South in St. Petersburg, police say, and she was shot. 

Beckford bragged about his violent criminal past, and even showed neighbors her body, police say. Those neighbors then called police.

When officers and the SWAT team arrived, Beckford – who had only been out of prison for a month – allegedly tried to flee, but was arrested on drug charges. By Tuesday morning, additional charges were filed against him, including aggravated assault and second degree murder.

“We often tell our citizens that if you see something, say something," explained Major Shannon Halstead with St. Petersburg police. "Yesterday, that happened."