Tattoo leads to capture of Florida man in Connecticut

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 25, 2015 at 8:42 a.m.

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MIAMI (AP) — Police say a tattoo of a musical clef symbol and the name "Danei" led to the arrest of a 21-year-old North Miami man accused of killing a 73-year-old housemate by cracking a hot metal frying pan over his head.

The Miami Herald ( ) reports a U.S. deputy marshal spotted the tattoo when he pulled alongside Danei Washington Gordon as he rode a bicycle in Hartford, Connecticut, on Aug. 19. Federal agents had been searching for Gordon in Hartford.

Marshal's service inspector Barry Golden says Gordon gave agents a fake name, but the tattoo gave him away.

Miami-Dade detectives flew to Hartford to question Gordon, who's awaiting extradition to Florida. It's not known whether he has an attorney.

He faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of Neville Smith.


Information from: The Miami Herald,

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