06-06-2011, 01:17 PM #1
FL - Erik Comesana, 25, shot to death, burned, Miami-Dade, 27 May 2011
Two different fires in South Florida have led to two murder mysteries after bodies were found burned at both scenes, and now police are investigating whether the two deaths are linked.
06-06-2011, 01:19 PM #2
The first body was found late Friday night off Southwest 197th Avenue as firefighters were responding to a call of a brush fire in rural Miami-Dade. The victim, 25-year-old Erik Comesana, was found burning within the flames.
Just five days later, on Wednesday, another body was found in a remote wooded area near Okeechobee Road and Krome Avenue after firefighters responded to another blaze. The second victim's identity has not been released.
06-06-2011, 01:23 PM #3
The second victim was identified.
MIAMI -- A man whose body was found burned in northwest Miami-Dade has been identified as that of a missing father.
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06-06-2011, 05:28 PM #4Registered User
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So, two young men burned to death in close proximity. That's terrifying. Comments under the articles are vile, except for one or two and offer no motive or possible connection.
My heart goes out to both families who lost their young men.
11-26-2014, 06:54 PM #5
A convicted gun smuggler who shot and killed an associate-turned-government witness in a Miami-Dade warehouse and burned his body in the Redland area was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday.
Andres Campo murdered the witness, Erik Comesana, in May 2011 — just days before the victim planned to plead guilty to gun-trafficking charges. He had cut a cooperation deal to testify against Campo and his illegal Miami-Dade weapons business, which exported firearms to Colombia’s largest left-wing rebel group, the FARC.
In September, a federal jury found the 26-year-old Campo guilty of conspiracy, first-degree murder, obstruction of justice, firearms trafficking and unlawful possession of a weapon as a fugitive.
“This isn’t a crime that this defendant shied away from,” Lacosta told jurors. “This is a crime that this defendant bragged about. ... He was laughing about [Erik] when he was burning in a field”...
Police soon discovered that the body, tied up with an extension cord and wrapped in plastic, had two bullet wounds and had been butchered with a machete. What they didn't immediately know was that the murder victim was a cooperating witness in a federal probe of a gun-distribution ring stretching from South Florida to Colombia’s left-wing paramilitary group, known as the FARC.
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