BOYFRIEND ARRESTED IN TEEN'S MURDER
- BSO Case Number: 12-1406-00380
- PIO Number: 14-6-7A
- Date: 6/4/14
- Time: 7:10 a.m.
- Place of Occurrence: 580 NW 41 St., Oakland Park
- Jurisdiction: Oakland Park
- Amaya Cruz, 17, female, 7/4/96, 580 NW 41 St., Oakland Park (DECEASED)
- Bobby Scott Jr., 26, male, 2/7/88, 3461 NE 6 Ave., Apt #8, Oakland Park (IN CUSTODY)
Description of Incident:
Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives believe jealousy could have been what led a man to kill his teenage girlfriend Wednesday morning in Oakland Park. A day and a half after the homicide, that suspect was taken into custody, facing a charge of first degree murder.
Investigators arrested Bobby Scott Jr., 26, late in the afternoon on June 5, without incident.
A witness told detectives, Amaya Cruz, 17, was last seen alive around 4 a.m. June 4. Cruz had been arguing via text message with Scott. Once Amaya went home that morning, she was supposed to notify her friend that she had arrived home safely. That notification was never made. Detectives believe Scott confronted Cruz outside her home that morning, killing her just feet from her front door. After the murder, Scott knocked on the door of Cruz’s home looking for her. Cruz’s brother told him she wasn’t home. Moments later, Scott would bang on that door again, this time urging the family to call 911 because he found Cruz injured.
BSO dispatch received a call around 7:10a.m. When BSO deputies and Oakland Park Fire Rescue arrived at 580 NW 41 St., they found the teen unresponsive. Oakland Park Fire Rescue pronounced her dead at the scene.
Cruz’s body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy revealed Cruz died of blunt force trauma.
Scott has been booked into the BSO Main Jail facing one count of murder in the first degree.
- INVESTIGATORS: Dets. Foster & Salazar, CID Homicide; OPFR; Crime Scene
- THIS REPORT BY: Keyla Concepción/PIO 6/6/14 0740
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