Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Cold-case murder of homeless man solved, police say

Police describe it as "four-year-old murder mystery."

The mystery began when the remains of John Gavin, a 67-year-old homeless man, were found in the woods in Brevard County in 2005.

David Wayne Slaton, 33, of Kathleen, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office said.

Authorities say Slaton met Gavin at a Polk County bar in 2005, and Slaton offered Gavin some sort of work in Brevard County.

The motive for the murder is unclear, officials said.

Read the Orlando Sentinel report here.


At 7:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 10:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My name is Mike Gavin , John Gavin was my Dad . Just curious as to what you found deceptive?


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