Sunday, May 6, 2012
"POMPANO BEACH, FL — Police are investigating a murder-suicide after the discovery of a woman's body in a South Florida Walmart parking lot and a man's body in a nearby canal.
"A 35-year-old woman was found dead inside a black Nissan parked in the shade of a tree outside a Pompano Beach Walmart along Atlantic Avenue surrounded by bouquets of flowers.
"The Broward Sheriff's Office made the gruesome discovery on Saturday morning. `We have the body of a 35-year-old female that was found deceased inside a vehicle here,` said Keyla Concepcion of the Broward Sheriff's Office.
"Investigators say the death of the woman is linked to the discovery of another body in a nearby canal. `Around 10 a.m. in the City of Coral Springs there was the report of a man floating in a canal,` said Concepcion. `And at this time our detectives have been able to confirmed that they believe the two scene are linked.`
"Hours later, BSO confirmed the second body found floating in a canal behind the Lakewood Village Apartments is that of a man who knew the female victim in the Walmart parking lot and had killed her before taking his own life. A plastic bag was found floating nearby the man with an ID and a suicide note.
"Lakewood Village residents say they saw police remove a cinder block tied to a rope from the canal.
"According to police, the man and the woman had been in a relationship that recently ended."