Miami Beach Police

Davie Police Continue Death Investigation at Home of Miami Beach Detective

What to Know

  • Police in Davie are continuing to search for answers after finding a body inside a home Wednesday.
  • Police in Miami Beach confirmed that the body belonged to a family member of a detective with that department.

Investigators are continuing to search for answers after finding the body of a Miami Beach Police detective's brother inside a home in Davie Wednesday.

Officers responded to the house inside the Shenandoah community, where they found the man's body inside the home.

The man's girlfriend identified him as 21-year-old Daniel Padilla. She said Padilla lived at the home with his sister.

Police are working the case as a homicide but didn't give the man's cause of death.

"We believe we have a homicide on our hands," Davie Police Capt. Dale Engle said. "At this time we believe this is an isolated incident, that these people in the community should not be alarmed of what is going on."

Police in Miami Beach confirmed that the body belonged to a family member of a detective with that department.

"Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to our detective and her family," Miami Beach Police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said in a statement.

"We are saddened to hear about the passing of our detective's family member and our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to her and her family. An investigation into the matter is underway," Miami Beach Fraternal Order of Police President Bobby Jenkins said in a statement. "Although the overwhelming show of support and concern is deeply appreciated and does not go unnoticed, the Miami Beach FOP asks that they be given their privacy during this very difficult time."

Officials said detectives are investigating the case.

"Our detectives were able to interview and speak to a number of people last night, it was told to me this morning that they have a number of leads that they will be following up on today," Engle said.

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