Miguel Pavon, a suspect in the murder of transgender hooker Rene “Rosita” Hidalgo Hernandez, was charged with first degree murder after his DNA matched that in a condom found in the victim’s apartment.
In March, police found a used condom, a pair of cotton socks and boxer shorts in the Hernandez’s South Beach apartment. Miami-Dade Crime Lab analysts found traces of Pavon’s DNA on all three items, the Miami Herald reports.
Along with the evidence, they found Hidalgo’s naked body, which was stabbed 23 times in the neck, back, chest after sex, according to an arrest warrant.
According to the Herald, Pavon was a regular client of Hidalgo. He was described by police as a “career criminal and a homeless man from Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood.”