Bonita man accused of killing roommate, dumping body faces murder charge

Reporter: Dannielle Garcia
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Stanley Brown
Stanley Brown

A Bonita Springs man has been arrested after being accused of killing his roommate over their home’s living conditions.

According to Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno, 61-year-old Stanley Brown was arrested in connection with a Monday crime scene in south Fort Myers and faces charges of second-degree murder and tampering with evidence.

While detectives were working the scene, they uncovered evidence that took them to City Sales and Service, a storage warehouse.

In the crime scene photos, you can see light illuminating where blood used to be on the floor and sink.

Within 32 hours, LCSO linked Brown to both crime scenes and the victim after investigators say they found the victim’s blood in his car.

Marceno says Brown and the victim were acquaintances that had moved in together for one week before Brown is accused of killing his roommate because he was unhappy with the living conditions. The victim appears to have died from blunt force trauma. Blood from the scene was able to be matched in 90 minutes or less using new LCSO technology.

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