Man who led police on I-95 chase in Broward charged with killing 2 men

Author: The Associated Press
Daniel Dovi (Credit: BCSO booking photo)

A man who led police on a chase up I-95 in South Florida has been charged with the deaths of two homeless men whose bodies were found near a Fort Lauderdale beach.

Daniel Dovi, 64, has been in a Broward County jail since June 9, when police arrested him after his Jeep turned over following a police chase. On Monday, he was charged with two counts of premeditated murder in the deaths of Walter Amryan, 59, and Adan Gonsulez, 37, court records show.

Their bodies were discovered early June 9 by people walking near the beach.

Dovi’s vehicle was parked a short distance away, according to Fort Lauderdale police.

Someone called the owner of the vacant lot where the vehicle was parked and he pulled up in his Porsche to tell Dovi he was parked on private property, according to news outlets. Dovi became belligerent and threatened to kill the man.

Police said the parking lot owner called 911. According to police, Dovi then backed into a golf cart and the Porsche before driving away. Shortly after, a police pursuit began, which ended with Dovi’s Jeep flipped on I-95 in northern Broward County.

Dovi was arrested and officers found “multiple-edge weapons” and clothing that appeared to be freshly washed, Fort Lauderdale Det. Ali Adamson said during a news conference on Monday.

Authorities said investigators relied on forensic evidence to link Dovi to the killings.

Dovi is also charged with jail since June 9 on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, criminal mischief over $1,000, fleeing law enforcement and battery. Jail records don’t list a lawyer for Dovi.

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