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Decomposing body of missing Fort Pierce woman found in serial rape suspect’s car

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Police discovered the decomposing body of a missing Fort Pierce woman in the vehicle of an accused serial rapist.

On Wednesday, the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office revealed the details in the case of a serial rape suspect arrested last week.

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Kano Roen Demetirus Brow, 29, was arrested last week on multiple rape charges after police say he violently attacked multiple woman dating back to 2016.

Sheriff Ken Mascara called the details of the attacks “chilling.”

Mascara said the property owner of the apartment where Brown was arrested called family members and asked them to remove his car, which was parked at the apartment. When a family member of Brown moved the car they noticed a smell coming from the vehicle.

Investigators searched his car, and found a decomposing woman’s body later in the trunk.

Officials later identified the decomposing body as Kathleen Black, 49, of Fort Pierce. Black was reported missing last week.

Officials say the autopsy confirmed that Black died from injuries consistent with Brown’s violent attacks reported by the other victims.

Sheriff Mascara says officials believe all attacks were “random.” He says they even believe Brown killed Black right before he was arrested on Thursday.

“Currently, our detectives are working closely with the State Attorney’s Office to determine the best was to charge Kano Brown, build a solid case against him and hopefully seek a Grand Jury indictment for the death penalty, because that’s what he deserves,” Mascara said.

If you have had any interaction with Brown, you are urged to contact our St. Lucie County detectives at 772-462-3230.