FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Broward Sheriff’s Business and Metropolis of Miami Police Office announced Tuesday that they have connected a serial killer to the killings of three young ladies in South Florida many years after the ladies had been killed.
The physique of Kimberly Dietz-Livesey was the initial to be learned on June 22, 2000. Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony explained her system experienced been put inside a suitcase that was discovered together a roadway in Cooper Town.
Months later, on Aug. 9, 2000, the physique of Sia Demas was located stuffed within a duffel bag alongside a road in Dania Seaside.
Authorities mentioned the serial killer, recognized as Roberto Wagner Fernandes, who lived in Miami but was a Brazilian citizen, also killed Jessica Great, whose physique was observed floating in Biscayne Bay on Aug. 30, 2001.
Police stated she had been stabbed consistently in the upper body.
According to detectives, the 3 instances shared related “fact patterns” and DNA proof collected from all three crimes pointed to an “unknown culprit.”
“Also, fingerprints from the evidence collected at two criminal offense scenes have been a match. But the identification of the killer remained a mystery,” a BSO news launch mentioned. “A main crack arrived in 2011 when DNA from the Miami murder matched the unfamiliar suspect DNA profile gathered from the Broward County murders. In addition, fingerprints taken from Fernandes subsequent the dying of his spouse decades before matched the fingerprints from the crime scenes.”
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Authorities say Fernandes fled to Brazil times just after Good’s murder on Sept. 1, 2001.
Subsequent the regional homicides, law enforcement reported Fernandes experienced been arrested for the killing of his wife but he was acquitted.
Her household, on the other hand, allegedly compensated to have him killed, major Fernandes to flee from Brazil to Paraguay.
Fernandes was killed on his way to Paraguay when the plane he was on crashed in 2005, authorities claimed.
Police stated they had Fernandes’ system exhumed to ensure that he didn’t pretend his very own dying. They said DNA from the overall body confirmed that it was that of Fernandes.
Even with his death, authorities hope that figuring out the identification of their beloved one’s killer brings closure to the victims’ family members.
“Broward County has constantly had our backs,” Dietz-Livesey’s husband Michael Livesey reported Tuesday. “These gentlemen and gals by no means gave up above the study course of the past two a long time.”
Detectives imagine Fernandes may perhaps be responsible for other murders in the U.S. during the time he lived below. Everyone with facts is asked to get in touch with Detective Zachary Scott at 954-321-4214 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-Tips (8477).
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