MAN ARRESTED FOR MURDER AT A DANIA BEACH HOTEL

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office
PIO Number:
21-8-36
BSO Case Number:
02-2108-003045
Date:
Aug. 29, 2021
Time:
10:26 a.m.
Jurisdiction:
Dania Beach
Place of Occurrence:
2460 W. State Road 84, Dania Beach
Victim:
Adult male, name withheld, Marsy's Law (DECEASED)
Suspect:
Brian Blair, 26, 9/27/1994, male, Virginia (IN CUSTODY)
Description of Incident:
Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives arrested a man for committing murder at a hotel in Dania Beach.

Brian Blair was arrested shortly after 11 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29, in Dania Beach. He is currently being held without bond at the BSO Main Jail.

The investigation reveals that on Thursday, Aug. 26,  Blair and the victim traveled together from Virginia to Florida. The victim rented a room at the Red Carpet Inn located at 2460 W. State Road 84 in Dania Beach. At approximately 10:26 a.m. on Sunday, Broward Regional Communications received a call reporting an adult male found deceased. Broward Sheriff’s Office Homicide and Crime Scene units responded to the scene and found the victim deceased and the room disheveled showing signs of a possible struggle. 

Through proactive investigative methods, Blair was later identified, located and arrested. Detectives say Blair confessed to stabbing the victim to death. He now faces one count of premeditated murder.

INVESTIGATORS:
Det. S. Cottam and J. Curcio, CID
Sgt. B. Tutler, CID

Dania Beach

THIS REPORT BY:
Claudinne Caro/PIO
8/30/2021 1700