Tourist Killed at Doral Hotel, Female Escort Wanted for Questioning - NBC 6 South Florida

Tourist Killed at Doral Hotel, Female Escort Wanted for Questioning



    Murder at the Marriot: Death at Hotel Remains Unsolved

    It's been months since a man was shot dead in a Doral hotel. There are many questions, but few answers. NBC 6's Laura Rodriguez reports.

    (Published Friday, Nov. 3, 2017)

    The City of Doral’s second homicide since incorporation remains a mystery.

    Miami Dade Police continue to search for Theodore Brown’s killer, but they say they’ve identified two people they are looking to question.

    Theodore Brown traveled to Miami from Maryland to work with a catering company for Jazz in the Gardens in March 2017. Surveillance cameras captured Brown walking into the Nuvo Suites with an unidentified woman on March 19th.

    Police say a day later, Brown checked in to the Courtyard Marriott in Doral and walked in with the same woman.

    “They were not strangers, he had met her previously. He may have met her in the Washington, D.C. area,” said Detective Adam Gilliland, Miami Dade Police Department.

    Officials say the woman caught on camera is a female escort. They are hoping to locate her for questioning because she is believed to be the last person seen with Brown before he was murdered.

    “I wanna find out what happened,” said John Holmes, the victim’s father.

    Brown’s coworker found him dead in a pool of blood on the 4th-floor hallway of the Courtyard Marriott on March 21st.

    “There were children, there were families, there were people there conducting business that were sleeping in that hotel with no idea that a murder had occurred right outside their door,” said Detective Gilliland.

    Cameras also caught a glimpse of a man walking into the hotel. Minutes later, police believe the female escort walked out of the hotel and into the SUV with this unidentified man.

    “I believe the male who entered the hotel is working in conjunction with the female escort. These two individuals we need to talk to,” said Detective Gilliland.

    A multi-state investigation to locate and question two individuals is underway.

    Meanwhile, Brown’s father hopes someone comes forward with information.

    “If you got a child just make it like if it was your own child. What would you do?” said Holmes.

    If your anonymous tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for up to a $3,000 reward. Call 305-471-TIPS for information.

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