A Picture of Florida Man March 28

Florida Man March 28

Florida police discovered a suspect in a cold case after a man applied decades later for a job that required background checks. His fingerprints were reportedly matched, authorities reported this week.

Todd Burket (51), was arrested Wednesday. He was charged with first-degree killing in connection to the 1998 murder of Sondra Best, a 68-year-old woman who had been working alone at a consignment shop in Delray Beach, Florida. Police released a statement.

Police said that Barquet’s fingerprints were found in the fingerprint database because he applied to be a certified nurse assistant.

Police said that in 1998, Better’s killer had left a “bloody scene” of evidence when she was stabbed to death.

Drops of blood from the suspect were found at the scene. They led from Better’s body into the cash register, out the door, and the suspect’s fingerprints onto a decorative ball. Police claim that in 1998, there was nothing in the national databases.

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Authorities had even a description of the suspect at the time – a thin, white man in his 20s or 30s who was spotted talking with Better about a couch in the store. But the killer managed to escape.

After working on the case for almost ten years, Detective Robert Stevens was finally released in 2007. No evidence was available to support his arrest.

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