John Snavely arrested in St Lucie County charged in Broward County murder of Samuel Del Brocco
2:36 PM, Aug 9, 2013
4:19 PM, Aug 9, 2013
FORT PIERCE, Fl. - John Snavely who is currently being held in the St. Lucie County jail is facing second degree murder charges in Broward County.
Broward Sheriff's Office investigators say that Snavely is responsible for the murder of a Washington, D.C. area businessman.
BSO says that It's been almost three years since Samuel Del Brocco, who traveled to South Florida several times a month, was found dead in his Pompano Beach home.
On September 12, 2010, BSO deputies went to 1770 Bay Drive to conduct a welfare check after receiving a 911 call shortly after 9 p.m. from an out-of-town woman who was concerned after not hearing from Del Brocco.
When deputies arrived, they found his deceased body in the master bedroom.
An autopsy performed by the Broward Medical Examiner's Office confirmed that Del Brocco had been killed as a result of multiple stab wounds.
Investigators said Del Brocco lived in Virginia but took frequent trips to his residence in Pompano Beach.
He was the President and CEO of PCI Communications, a communications and strategy company headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Detectives say that during one of those trips, detectives said Del Brocco met John Snavely and took Snavely home with him.
Snavely is currently in jail in Saint Lucie County on violation of probation charges. He faces one count of second-degree murder for his involvement in Del Brocco's murder.