Big clue? Killer dropped ski mask at scene of Florida crime

 
 
Ivan Medina, 22, eldest son of Juan Enrique Medina, holds a picture of his father who was killed early Sunday morning outside of their east Bradenton home.
Ivan Medina, 22, eldest son of Juan Enrique Medina, holds a picture of his father who was killed early Sunday morning outside of their east Bradenton home.
Bradenton Herald / GRANT JEFFERIES

Cops in Southwest Florida have what may turn out to be the best crime clue ever: A killer dropped his ski mask at the crime scene. "We got a call from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office and they said they are working a good lead," Ivan Medina, the victim’s son, told Bradenton.com. "Based on the ski mask, they may even have a good lead on who it is. Someone down the street saw the ski mask on the ground."

Bradenton police aren’t saying much about their lucky find, just that they are pursuing “some active leads.”

Juan Enrique Medina was shot to death while a friend was pistol-whipped. According to cops and family members, the killer is believed to have robbed homes near Medina’s duplex.

"I think the man who did this saw two guys chilling on the patio and came over to rob someone again," his son said.

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