What happened to Cari Farver? | The murder victim from Netflix’s ‘Lover, Stalker, Killer’

Cari Farver

What happened to Cari Farver? 

Omaha, Nebraska in 2012: Dave Kroupa started dating 37-year-old single mother Cari Farver, who had come to get her car fixed at the auto repair shop he worked at, and they later spotted each other on a dating app. Kroupa made it clear to Farver that he wasn’t after anything serious yet, as he had just split up with his wife. Farver said she fine with this, as she was also only looking for some casual fun.

However, the pair did hit it off and things appeared to be going well until another woman Kroupa had been seeing called Liz Golyar became very jealous of Farver and stabbed her love rival to death in a brutal crime that wouldn’t be uncovered for years. Golyar impersonated Farver for more than 3 years afterward and stalked Kroupa.


Did they ever find Cari Farver’s body?

Farver’s body was tragically never found but prosecutors believed the murder took place at an apartment in Omaha, Nebraska on the 13th of November 2012. Investigators were unable to obtain a murder weapon or any witnesses to the brutal crime.

The case was based on circumstantial evidence that tied Golyar to Farver. They found her fingerprints on a pack of gum in Farver’s car and a photo taken by Golyar which gruesomely showed Farver’s decomposing foot. Investigators also found Farver’s blood in the apartment.


Where are Cari Farver’s mother and son now? 

Cari’s 14-year-old son Maxwell was taken care of by his grandmother Nancy Raney after her daughter’s disappearance. Maxwell attended Iowa State University from 2016 to 2021 to study for a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering and Data Science. He is now living in Lakeville, Minnesota, and works at financial technology company Chime. He married childhood sweetheart Sara Wede in June 2020.

After Cari’s death, Nancy Raney kept a low public profile as she was dealing with the devastation of losing her daughter. However, in 2020, she contributed to ABC’s 20/20 documentary to discuss her daughter and the legacy she left behind. Nancy took control of raising her grandson, Maxwell, until he reached adulthood.

Nancy Raney appears in Netflix’s new documentary film, Lover, Stalker, Killer to talk about Cari’s murder and the investigation that led to her killer being caught. 


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