Arrest made in murder of woman in Dania Beach

 
 
BSO arrested Raul Serrano, 28, in connection with the murder of a woman found on the side of the road in Dania Beach.
BSO arrested Raul Serrano, 28, in connection with the murder of a woman found on the side of the road in Dania Beach.
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An arrest has been made in connection with the a murder of a woman whose body was found on the side of the road in Dania Beach.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office said Sunday it received a tip just before 6 a.m. Saturday leading them to the body of a partially clothed woman in the 3100 block of State Road 84.

The woman, who had facial injuries, was identified as 49-year old Lacy Woolridge.

The Broward Medical Examiner’s Office determined Woolridge died from a broken neck.

The sheriff’s office said Woolridge had been recently released from jail for fraud.

Detectives contacted her parole officer who was able to provide information that led detectives to 28-year-old Raul Serrano.

Serrano is a truck driver with Prime Incorporated, a trucking company based out of Springfield, Missouri.

He reportedly told investigators that he had picked up four different women in Miami-Dade and Broward in the last 24 hours.

Although he said didn’t know Woolridge, detectives reportedly found a bag with her clothes, her purse and her cell phone inside his semi-truck.

Serrano was transported to the Broward County Main Jail where he was booked on one count of first-degree murder.

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