A string of murders between 2005 and 2007 were committed by a serial killer. The suspect, Robert Hayes, has been busted in Palm Beach.
Detectives believed those crimes were linked because of their nearly identical style of killing, but Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri says a new murder, more than 300 miles away, resulted in closure for those cases, more than a dozen years old.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says Robert Hayes, 37, is believed to be linked to at least three murders in Daytona Beach. FBI Special Agent Lee Massey says police tracked down him down using DNA, "We are extremely honored at the collaborative effort of all the law enforcement entities that have been mentioned today. The State Attorney's office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement working together to bring some type of closure or peace or justice to the families of the victims," Massey said.
Hayes is being held for the latest murder. His bond was denied during this morning's hearing.