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PIO Number: 17-11-13a                                BSO Case Number: 15-1711-001063


Date: Nov. 14, 2017                                       Time: 5:01 a.m.


Jurisdiction: North Lauderdale


Place of Occurrence: 6100 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale


Victim(s): Darren Butler, male, 27, 5/21/90, at large (DECEASED)

Suspect(s): Unknown


Description of Incident:


Darren Butler, 27, has been identified as the man found dead in a burning car at a North Lauderdale park.


Around 5 a.m. Nov. 14, Broward Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a car on fire at a North Lauderdale park. When the flames were extinguished by North Lauderdale Fire Rescue, Butler's body was discovered in the car. The victim's name was temporarily withheld until he could be positively identified.


A homicide investigation is underway as detectives work to determine the circumstances that led Butler and the car to be located at Bicentennial Park, 6100 Kimberly Blvd.


Anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide Detective Kevin Forsberg at 954-421-4200. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.



INVESTIGATORS:                                                      THIS REPORT BY:

Dets. Forsberg & Tutler, Homicide CID               Joy Oglesby/PIO   

North Lauderdale; NLFR                                        11/15/17 1340