The two men who were found stabbed to death behind a luxury condo on the beach at Galt Ocean Mile in Fort Lauderdale were homeless, according to an update from police.
Authorities identified the men as 59-year-old Walter Amryan III and 37-year-old Adan Gonsulez. Their bodies were found at around 6:15 a.m. on June 9 at 3100 N. Ocean Boulevard, behind the L’Hermitage condo.
The Fort Lauderdale Police Department had withheld the duo’s identities as they attempted to locate next of kin. While they were able to find relatives of Amryan, they said they have “exhausted all available means to find the family of Gonsulez and are asking anyone that might have information to contact police.”
Police are still calling 64-year-old Daniel Dovi a “person of interest” in the killings.
Three hours after detectives found the two men’s bodies on the beach, officers responded to a call a about a half mile south, at 2613 Center Ave.
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At that location, a man named Michael Jones told police officers that another man who was camping on his property in a white Jeep Wrangler had attacked him.
Jones said when he told the man, who was later identified as Dovi, to get off his property, Dovi threw him to the ground and then used the Jeep to crash into a golf cart being used by Jones’ business partner. Dovi then allegedly backed up in Jones’ Porsche.
Next, Dovi, engaged police and FHP troopers in a chase north on I-95, until a trooper’s PIT maneuver caused him to crash near Hillsboro Blvd.
Detectives say that since the incidents occurred within close proximity of each other, and within a close time frame, they are looking into the possibility that the murders and the assault on Jones could be related.
Dovi was arrested on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault and fleeing and eluding. He remains at the Broward County Jail.