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PBSO investigate death of woman in suburban West Palm Beach

Posted at 3:04 PM, Mar 25, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-26 21:57:35-04

The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Saturday that detectives believe called 911 after killing a 21-year-old woman in suburban West Palm Beach.

Deputies booked Randy Herman, Jr., 24, into jail late Saturday. He faces a charge of first-degree murder. Investigators believe he killed Brooke Preston.

Herman was denied bond during a brief court appearance Sunday morning.

Authorities have not said how the two knew one another or how the woman died.

The spokesperson said Herman called 911 at 9 a.m. Saturday. He told dispatchers, “Someone’s been murdered.” When dispatchers asked for more information, the sheriff’s office says Herman replied by saying, “I’m at Haverhill Park, just send the police, it was me, I’m sorry.”

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies found Herman outside 813 Sarazen Dr. with blood on his body and clothes. Inside the house, they found the body of Preston under a blanket. Paramedics declared her dead at the scene.

When detectives questioned Herman he told them he and Preston where the only people at the house at the time of her death. He added, “He must have done it.”

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SUBURBAN WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a woman in suburban West Palm Beach.

PBSO dispatch received a 911 call at 9 a.m. from a male stating he was aware of a deceased person.

Deputies made contact with the male in the area of Sarazen Drive and Snead Circle.

The male directed deputies to a residence in the 800 block of Sarazen Drive.

Deputies located the deceased woman.

Detectives from the Violent Crimes Division and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene to investigate.

The male who called 911 was transported to the PBSO detective bureau to be interviewed further.

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