Escaped inmate accused of murder brings back nightmare for Davie community

DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - Two years after the murder of Davie resident Jill Su, her family is facing another horror — Su’s accused murderer is at large after escaping from the Broward County Courthouse, Friday morning.

Friday morning, the Broward County Courthouse was temporarily evacuated after 22-year-old death row inmate Dayont’e Resiles fled the courtroom and made out of the courthouse, sometime around 9:30 a.m. He remains at large.

As the search for Resiles continues, his re-appearance in the news is shaking up the Davie community once again.

In 2014, the Davie community, as well as the upscale community of Westridge in Su she resided in, were shocked by the brutal nature of the crime, as well as its apparent randomness.

On the day Su was murdered, her husband, a renowned entomology professor at the USF research center in Fort Lauderdale, was at work. They had security cameras installed in their home, which he regularly monitored from his office. On this day, he noticed something wrong or unusual with the cameras and sent his 20-year-old son to check out their home.

That’s when their son discovered his mother’s body bound and in a bath tub, several hours after the incident. He then ran outside to their pool cleaner for help.

Police believe Su was home when Resiles chose to burglarize her home at 10327 S.W. 22nd Place. Investigators said Resiles had smashed a back glass window to break into the residence in order to rob the home when he encountered Su. There was a struggle, and then she was bound and stabbed to death. Her body was found in the master bedroom.

Investigators searched the home and canal behind the home with boats and underwater equipment. During their searches, crime scene investigators uncovered a knife and belt with DNA evidence that tied Resiles to Su’s murder.

Officials said this was a clear case where they had pin-pointed Resiles to the crime, because his DNA was found both on the knife and a belt found inside Su’s home.

In 2014, officials were able to use DNA evidence to arrest Resiles and charged him in the murder of 59-year-old Davie resident Jill Su, a wife and mother of two, inside her home.

Now, local residents across South Florida are in shock once again, especially those who have followed the case since 2014.

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