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Old 06-18-2012, 10:40 AM
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FL - Woman's body found in empty lot in Homestead - 18-Jun-2012 - Phyllis Cotton

Woman's body found in empty lot in Homestead


Police are investigating after the body of a woman was found on an empty lot in Homestead.

Authorities were called out to Northwest 7th Avenue and Southwest 320th Street after a resident found the body early Monday morning.

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http://miami.cbslocal.com/video/7409...homestead-lot/


http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/Body-Wr...159408355.html


http://www.local10.com/news/Body-found-in-empty-lot-in-Homestead/-/1717324/15139376/-/dym9f9z/-/index.html

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Old 06-19-2012, 05:10 PM
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Truck owner claims police were present when stolen truck arrived with a dead body in it. This one is getting weird.

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Miami police would not confirm the details of Rodriguez's account. Homestead police would only confirm that the body was discovered while investigating the missing vehicle, but would not say whether police officers were present when the truck was returned.
Man Says His Truck Was Stolen and Returned with Woman's Dead Body
http://abcnews.go.com/US/fla-murder-...ry?id=16604786
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:35 PM
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I really want to see what becomes of this
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:38 PM
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The discovery was made at about 3 a.m. in the area of Southwest 320th Street and Northwest 7th Avenue...
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/Body-Wr...159408355.html
I was wondering how a body would be discovered at 3am!

"No, I do not think police pursued a suspect," said Homestead spokesman Det. Fernando Moralez, who referred questions to Miami-Dade."
" the gas level in the truck was lower some mornings than it had been the night before, leading them to believe the truck was being stolen while they slept and then returned"
http://abcnews.go.com/US/fla-murder-...6#.T-Du_rXwsrU

If police thought he had just stolen a truck and returned it I can see why they might not have pursued him. The man had his truck and they had the perps finger prints...
Bet they were SHOCKED upon finding the body.

I don't get how a vehicle could be "stolen" nightly while they were sleeping??? Didn't they hear anything? Sounds like they were siphoning the gas instead....???

Why does it sound like the man's story and the police report don't add up?
I can't imagine a man draw a gun with police present and not getting shot himself!! Not from what I know about HOMESTEAD!!!
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:14 AM
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FL - Man says stolen truck was returned with a body inside

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A strange and gruesome murder mystery has developed after a body was found inside a Florida man's truck after it was reported stolen. Miami resident Jesus Rodriguez says police came to his home early Monday morning to investigate the theft, and saw a man return the vehicle with the plastic-wrapped body of a woman inside.
http://now.msn.com/now/0619-truck-body.aspx
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:17 AM
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Another article....
http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2012...th_body_in.htm
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So the truck is returned containing a dead body wrapped in plastic?!!

I find it interesting that the truck owner stated that he and an officer pursued the suspect, however, the police spokesman stated, ""No, I do not think police pursued a suspect," Moralez said.

jmo, but I think there's something hinky about the truck owner's story, yep.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:30 AM
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What a coincidence if his truck had been illicitly used at night time for three weeks and the police just happened to be there right at the moment when it was returned with a body inside. Did he just report it to the police that morning?

Why was the truck returned? Why not just dumped somewhere?
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:31 PM
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Woman Found in Garbage Bag in Homestead Identified: Cops

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/W...159735055.html

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 | Updated 12:21 PM EDT

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Phyllis Cotton, 29, was found dead Monday, police said
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:47 PM
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Just found this other thread. The body has been identified.

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=176141
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:28 PM
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http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/06/20...-in-homestead/

The victim is Phyllis Cotton, 29, who they believe was homeless.

Maybe drug-related? She was arrested for cocaine possession just six days ago.
http://florida.arrests.org/Arrests/P...otton_8057813/

This article says the body was found next to the truck in a backyard, not in the truck.

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Next to the truck is the backyard where a family said it discovered the body wrapped in a garbage bag.
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/Body-Wr...159408355.html
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This sounds like an episode of the TV show "Bones"!

I couldn't believe the title when I saw it!
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Man says stolen truck was returned with a body inside

I hate it when that happens.
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:23 AM
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This article has a picture of Ms. Cotton. http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/06/20...-in-homestead/

The photo matches a picture on a mugshot site that was taken 6/12/2012.
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:47 PM
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http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...dy+found+truck

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...estead+Florida

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