WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) -- Terri Sullivan died as the result of blunt force trauma, according to court documents filed in Washington County.

The criminal complaint alleges that her death occurred during her kidnapping "on or about" Jan. 20.

The victim's husband, Samuel "Sammy" Sullivan, and his ex-wife Jennifer "Jenny" Sullivan, are charged with capital murder and first-degree kidnapping in the case.

Investigators believed it was her badly burned body, found in March inside her car, which had been set on fire in woods in western Mobile County.

Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer says information inside the Sullivans' divorce documents led to murder charges against Sammy Sullivan, and his ex-wife.

Court records show that the first court appearances for Sammy Sullivan and Jenny Sullivan will be Monday morning at the Washington County Courthouse in Chatom.

The court documents indicate that Sammy and Jenny Sullivan purchased cell phones and that data records associated with those phones show the activity supporting the cases against both suspects.

The data shows the phones traveled to Clarke Place Road in Washington County, where evidence "indicated that Terri was kidnapped/murdered," according to the court documents.

Court documents say that both phones then traveled back to Mobile County, with one of them being taken to the location where Terri Sullivan's burned car was discovered in late March.

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