Two arrests made in Davie murder

Victim's body found in a canal

Two arrests have been made for the murder of a man whose body was found floating in a canal in Davie, police announced late Friday night.

The identities of the victim and the two suspects were not immediately released. Details of the case were expected to be revealed sometime Saturday.

The victim was found around 2 p.m. on Thursday along the 1400 block of Southwest 121st Avenue in Davie.

A maintenance worker with the Central Broward Water Control District was cleaning a canal that runs along the west side of Southwest 121st Avenue when he spotted a plastic bag floating along the surface near Frontage Road.

Using a rake, he tugged on the bag. The victim's body was floating underneath. The worker called 911 and waited for police, said Mike Crowley, district manager.

"I've been here 22 years and we've never found a body in one of our canals," Crowley said.

Investigators later determined it was the body of a man who was found with a plastic bag over his head that had been secured with tape.

"As with all deaths of this nature, we'll do a full investigation," Davie Police Capt. Dale Engle said.

Susan Habermann, 56, of Davie, watched as police divers prepared to pull the body out of the canal Thursday. She said the Village at Lake Pine is a very quiet community that is not used to having so much police activity.

"It's very rare, "she said. "In my 25 years here we've never had anything like this."

wkroustan@tribune.com or 954-356-4303


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