A woman in Southern California, Tatyana Remley, has been arrested for allegedly attempting to hire someone to kill her estranged husband and dispose of his body, according to authorities. The arrest took place on August 2 during a sting operation conducted by undercover detectives from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. Remley allegedly provided detailed information to the detectives on how she wanted her husband, Mark Remley, to be killed and his body to be hidden. Shockingly, she reportedly offered a staggering $2 million for the murder, as reported by CBS affiliate KFMB-TV.
Before her arrest, Remley had been living a life of luxury in Del Mar, a city located about 20 miles north of San Diego. The area is known for its multi-million dollar homes and prized horses. The couple, Tatyana and Mark Remley, had previously made headlines in 2012 when their horse acrobatic show, "Valitar," abruptly closed. Performers claimed they were not paid, and ticketholders were left without any explanation for weeks. At the time, the Remleys stated that the show was canceled due to poor ticket sales.
The investigation into Remley began after the North Coastal Sheriff's Station received information about her alleged plans to hire a hitman. Court documents obtained by KFMB-TV revealed that Remley and her husband had separated in May after being married since March 2011. In July, Remley requested $15,000 a month in spousal support as part of their divorce proceedings.
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department's investigation into Remley began just one day after deputies responded to a fire at her residence on July 2. Remley was arrested at that time for gun-related offenses, as she was found to be in possession of three firearms and ammunition. However, she was later released, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. A month later, on August 2, Remley was charged with solicitation of murder and gun-related offenses and was booked into the Vista Detention Facility. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 16.
The allegations against Remley have caused shockwaves in the community, as she and her husband were once prominent figures in the region. However, their marriage appears to have been tumultuous, with court documents in the divorce case revealing disturbing incidents. According to The Coast News, a local newspaper, Tatyana Remley had allegedly offered a mutual friend $2 million to kill her husband. The friend then informed Mark Remley about the plot. Additionally, the divorce filing reportedly included allegations that Mark Remley held a gun to his wife's head on one occasion and chased her around their $5 million home with a knife on another.
Tatyana Remley now faces charges of solicitation of murder and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. She is also charged with a misdemeanor count of carrying a loaded gun in public. These charges stem from an incident on July 2, but details surrounding the event remain undisclosed. Since her arrest, Remley has been held without bail at the Las Colinas Detention Facility.
The case of Tatyana Remley has captured the attention of the local community due to the couple's history of failed business ventures and their once lavish lifestyle. Whether or not Remley will be convicted of the charges remains to be seen, but the allegations against her have certainly cast a dark shadow on her and her husband's reputation.