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Arrest Made After Woman’s Body Found On Dania Beach Road

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Raul Serrano (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Raul Serrano (Source: Broward Sheriff’s Office)

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FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – An arrest has been made in connection to a murder of a woman whose body was found on the side of a road in Dania Beach.

On Saturday, just before 6 a.m., the Broward Sheriff’s Office received a call about a body of a partially clothed woman in the 3100 block of State Road 84 in Dania Beach. The woman, who displayed facial injuries, was taken to the medical examiner’s office. Using the woman’s fingerprints, they identified her as 49-year old Lacy Woolridge.

The ME determined that Woolridge died from a broken neck.

The sheriff’s office said Woolridge had been recently released from jail for fraud. Detectives contacted her parole officer who was able to provide information that led detectives to 28-year-old Raul Serrano.

Serrano is a truck driver with Prime Incorporated, a trucking company based out of Springfield, Missouri. He reportedly told investigators that he had picked up four different women in Miami-Dade and Broward in the last 24 hours. Though he said didn’t know Woolridge, detectives reportedly found a bag with her clothes, her purse and her cell phone inside his semi-truck.

Serrano was transported to the county’s Main Jail where he was booked on one count of first-degree murder.

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