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Cops: Man put Broward County prostitute in plastic bin, buried her in yard

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Posted at 7:59 AM, Jul 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-27 07:59:40-04

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a man hired a prostitute to meet him at a hotel, killed her, put her body in a plastic container and buried it in his backyard.

Broward Sheriff's officials say 25-year-old Tyquan Jay Pearson met 19-year-old Brittney Taylor's at a South Florida motel in May after soliciting her online.

Authorities say hotel surveillance video showed Taylor enter the room. Four hours later, the video shows Pearson leaving, pushing a stroller with a blue storage container.

The Sun Sentinel reports the investigation led detectives to a home where they found Taylor's remains inside the container and buried in the backyard.

Pearson was arrested on a warrant in Norfolk, Virginia and was transferred on Tuesday to South Florida, where he is being held without bond on a murder charge.

It's unclear whether he'd retained an attorney who could comment on the latest charge.