http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/MI86452/Police arrest couple in missing woman's murder
Posted: 5/5/10 at 5:50 pm EDT
Last Updated: 5/5/10 at 6:51 pm EDT
HIALEAH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police have arrested two homeless people after they allegedly confessed to murdering a missing woman.
Both of those arrested had been persons of interest in the missing persons case of 62-year-old Jill Dornbush. Wednesday afternoon, Davie Police arrested and charged Delia Padron, 57, and Lazard Falco, 47, with first degree murder. Police said, both confessed to murdering Dornbush, though they have not found her body yet.
Both suspects were transported from Hialeah to Davie Police in the evening and will eventually be booked into the Broward County Jail.
According to police, at 7:30 Wednesday morning the two people of interest visited a McDonald's, located at 560 Hialeah Drive. Someone in the restaurant mentioned to a Miami-Dade Officer who came in for coffee that they thought those might be the people on the news. "They were working, and they saw the two subjects come in, and they said, 'Boy, they look like the two subjects the police had been looking for, that we saw on the news," said Davie Police Sgt. Rob Choquette.
The officer took the pair into custody and called Davie Police. Hialeah Police provided Davie detectives with a room for questioning where the two spent most of the day.
Neighbors had seen the couple in and out of Dornbush's apartment and were shocked to hear the outcome of her generosity. "When you give food to the dog, they don't bite your hand, so that's not good," said Angie Quintana, the victim's neighbor.
According to police, surveillance video had captured Dornbush at a Davie Walgreens last Friday at around 10 a.m. along with the two suspects behind her. According to police, Dornbush had recently begun helping the man and woman who were both seen with her on the video. Investigators released the footage in hopes of tracking them down as persons of interest.
According to neighbors, police had gone through the apartment complex dumpster at Gateland Village Apartments, located at 3777 NW 78th Avenue in Davie, finding bed sheets and other evidence from Dornbush's apartment, on Monday. "We are a little nervous, but we did go inside, and it was not pretty in there. They were trying to cover it up with paint. There was blood on the carpet and on the walls and paint splattered all over the carpet," said neighbor Jorge Antonatos.
Neighbors called Dornbush a hard-working woman who would help anyone in need. "She was a very nice person. Sweetheart, great, quiet lady but very nice lady, and I think that's what got her in trouble," said Antonatos.
Sharida Mohammad is a close friend to Dornbush and said had been calling her since Friday, the day she went missing. "I keep calling her Friday night until Sunday," said Mohammad. "She's part of the family, so we miss her a lot."