What to Know
- Officers found the body of 68-year-old Roosevelt Bernard around 8:30 a.m. near Washington Street and 29th Avenue.
- Hours later, the body of 20-year-old Martine Bernard was discovered in Fort Lauderdale.
Police have arrested the husband of a pregnant Fort Lauderdale woman who was found dead early Tuesday, hours after her father was found dead in Hollywood, officials said.
Officers found the body of 68-year-old Roosevelt Bernard around 8:30 a.m. Monday in a grass lot near Washington Street and 29th Avenue. A cause of death has not been released.
Hours later, the body of 20-year-old Martine Bernard was discovered in a dumpster near her home in the 500 block of Northeast 1st Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.
Martine Bernard, who was 24 weeks pregnant, had been reported missing on Monday.
Fort Lauderdale Police said her husband, 22-year-old Cassandritz Blanc, has been arrested and charged in her murder. Additional charges are pending, as he's also a suspect in her father's death, officials said.
"I feel shaken, it's unbelievable, it doesn't feel real, it's surreal," said Joane Bernard, the daughter of Roosevelt and sister of Martine.
Blanc was being booked into jail Tuesday afternoon. Attorney information wasn't available.