Murder Miami Style: West Miami Woman Found Dead, Cops Seek Boyfriend UPDATE

Yesterday, a little after 2 p.m., a woman went to visit her friend in her new home, a squat, pastel-painted ranch on a quiet block of SW 5th Terrace just off SW 8th Street in West Miami.

​When she walked inside, she found her friend on the floor, dead in a pool of her own blood.

This morning, Miami police are looking for that woman's boyfriend, 33-year-old Alexander Ferra Bruzon, says Officer Kenia Reyes, a spokeswoman for the Miami police department.

Reyes declined to name the murder victim -- described as a Hispanic woman in her early 30s -- saying that all her family hadn't yet been told of her death.

Bruzon, whom Reyes described as a "person of interest," was last seen wearing a black shirt and blue jeans, and driving a '97 or '98 Nissan Altima with tag 441HKS.

Bruzon has no criminal record in Miami-Dade, based on Riptide's records search this morning.

Update: Police caught up with Bruzon in Tampa this morning, and have arrested him and charged him with first degree murder, Reyes tells Riptide.


Reyes identified the woman killed as Odalina Villafana, who was 23 years old.

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Tim Elfrink is a former investigative reporter and managing editor for Miami New Times. He has won the George Polk Award and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.
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