Tattoos lead to capture of suspect in frying-pan murder
U.S. deputy marshal spotted the tattoo when he pulled alongside Danei Washington Gordon as he rode a bicycle
MIAMI — 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.