Miami Police investigating man’s death as homicide

MIAMI (WSVN) - Officials responded to an apartment fire before stumbling upon a 64-year-old man in a pool of blood.

Two men are being questioned for the death of a man who was found dead in an apartment at Northwest Second Avenue and 57th Street, early Friday morning.

Crime scene investigators investigated the scene, Friday. They said it appears that the man was stabbed to death.

“A man was found deceased inside this apartment,” said Miami Police Officer Kenia Fallat. “It is an elderly male, and he was found in a pool of blood.”

Miami Police and fire rescue responded to an alert from the apartment at around midnight to put out a fire when they discovered the body on the fifth floor.

“The fire alarm was good and loud,” said the victim’s neighbor, Theodore McNeal. “You can’t say you didn’t hear.”

The investigation led police to Opa-locka where the victim’s vehicle, a black two-door hatchback, was found at Northwest 37th Court and 157th Street, Friday afternoon.

Two people were detained at the location by police after they were found driving in the victim’s car. They were later taken in for questioning in connection to the homicide.

“Whether they are related to what happened in here is something we still don’t know,” Fallat said. “What happened inside this apartment? What the motive was, and what those two men were doing inside the victim’s vehicle?”

No arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing.

Police said it is likely someone who lives nearby saw something. If you have any information on this investigation, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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