Roberto Fernandes Wiki – Roberto Fernandes Biography
Roberto Fernandes was a South Florida man who died in a plane crash 16 years ago had been identified as a serial killer, Fernandes, who reigned terror in the state during the early 2000s.
According to Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony, Fernandes killed three women in Broward County from June 2000 to August 2001. It took nearly 16 years, but determined investigators matched his DNA to the victims after exhaling his body in Brazil.
His age is unclear.
Three Woman Killing
“This suspect Roberto Fernandes was indeed responsible for the brutal murder of all three of these women,” said Tony at a news conference on Tuesday.
The first woman killed, Kimberly Dietz-Livesey, was stuffed into a suitcase and left in Cooper City in June 2000.
The second woman killed, Sia Demas, was put into a duffel bag and was left along a road in Dania Beach days later.
The third woman, identified as Jessica Good, was killed on August 30, 2001. Her body was found floating in Biscayne Bay.
Suspicion fell on Fernandes, who lived in Miami, as a potential suspect after Good’s murder. He fled to Brazil before he could be questioned.
A man who died in a plane crash 16 years ago has been identified as a serial killer linked to the deaths of at least three women in South Florida two decades ago.
Fernades was identified Tuesday as the suspect in the previously unsolved homicides of Kimberly Dietz-Livesey, Sia Demas, and Jessica Good.
Following Good’s death, Fernando landed on investigators’ radars. In August 2001, Fernando fled Miami and returned to his homeland in Brazil.
The cases remained cold for decades until DNA from a Miami homicide matched to the Broward County murders in 2011. The information led Florida authorities to Brazil in an attempt to obtain Fernando’s DNA. Upon arrival, however, they learned that Fernando passed away in a 2005 plane crash.
“We were fortunate that both our government here and the partnership we had with Brazil afforded these men and women an opportunity to further investigate and get to a point where they exhumed the body to connect DNA evidence….” Tony said.
Police added that there are likely additional victims. The investigation continues.