Body of missing Utah woman pulled from lake behind Fort Lauderdale hotel

Kelly Glover, 37, had been in South Florida on business

Kelly Glover vanished on Thursday morning from a hotel in Fort Lauderdale. (Courtesy of Adam Bremer/Local 10 News)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A woman visiting South Florida from Salt Lake City, Utah, was found dead near the hotel where she was staying.

Police were seen early Saturday afternoon removing a body from a large lake that is adjacent to the Fort Lauderdale Westin, located at 400 Corporate Drive.

Authorities later confirmed that the deceased woman was Kelly Glover, who was in South Florida on business and staying at the Westin.

A woman visiting South Florida from Salt Lake City, Utah was found dead near the hotel that she was staying in.

Glover’s husband, Adam Bremer, told Local 10 News on Friday that her disappearance was very bizarre.

“Her friend went to bed early (Wednesday),” Bremer said. “My wife was still up. Her friend woke up around 4 a.m. (Thursday), and my wife was nowhere to be found, and the door was left open.”

Hotel surveillance footage shows Glover was barefoot, going down a stairwell at 2 a.m. on Thursday. Bremer said Glover doesn’t have a history of sleepwalking.

“She didn’t have her phone or her purse,” Bremer said. “She left it in the room and that’s the last we’ve seen of her. We text each other every morning. I get up before her. I hadn’t heard from her by 9 a.m. I knew something was wrong, sent a few more. The second her friend called me, I already knew.”

Police had been searching the hotel’s surrounding area for Glover since Friday, but found nothing despite utilizing K-9 units, helicopters and eventually, divers.

According to Fort Lauderdale police, detectives do not suspect foul play, but the exact cause of death has not yet been determined by medical examiners. An investigation is ongoing.

Kelly Glover's relatives said she vanished on Thursday from the Westin Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. (Courtesy of Adam Bremer)

About the Author:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.