Police Locate Man In Whose Apartment They Found Woman's Body

Marlon Woodstock was at the Broward Jail on charges unrelated to the death investigation

By Lisa Orkin Emmanuel and Jeff Burnside
|  Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012  |  Updated 7:03 AM EDT
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    Police on Monday said they located a missing Lauderhill man in whose apartment a woman's decomposing body was found.

    Marlon Woodstock was interviewed by the criminal investigations division and was booked into the Broward County Jail on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting/obstructing an officer without violence. These charges are not connected to the investigation related to the woman's death, police said.

    The woman's body was found at his apartment located at 7370 NW 51st Street in Lauderhill, and he had not been in contact with his family for several days.

    Lauderhill Police responded to his apartment Friday after reports of an odor coming from the room.

    Authorities said they found a deceased female in an "advanced stage of decomposition."

    Police at the scene initially believed it was a suicide, complete with a note.

    "As the officers checked the room, they found some papers that were not necessarily suicide notes but notes that were, like, saying goodbye," Lauderhill Police spokesman Rick Rocco said. "It's definitely not your typical case."

    Police say when Woodstock was brought in for questioning, he barricaded himself in an interview room.

    "He attacked one of the officers and had to be restrained, it took more than one officer to restrain him," Rocco said. "Subsequently, Mr. Woodstock has been charged with battery on a law enforcement officer."

    Woodstock later bonded out of jail.

    The Broward Medical Examiner's Office has not determined the victim's identity or her cause of death.

    Anyone with information about Woodstock or the woman is asked to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

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