|Published:||Oct 22, 2013 11:10 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 22, 2013 11:37 AM EDT|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The Collier County Sheriff's Office announced they have located Louisiana murder suspect, Alan Virgil Brumfield, in the Everglades.
They will release more details shortly.
Brumfield, 48, is wanted for first-degree murder in connection with an Oct. 13 home invasion and shooting in Natchitoches Parish, La. His abandoned rental car was found Sunday afternoon in Kirby Storter Roadside Park in Ochopee.
Alan Virgil Brumfield was arrested after a tip led deputies to the Everglades City area, where deputies located him walking along U.S. 41 East near the 59 mile marker around 8:50 a.m.
Detectives said Brumfield was cooperative with deputies. He told them he had been camping in the Everglades since Saturday.
Detectives said the tip came after someone recognized Brumfield from a Collier County Sheriff’s Office news release Monday about an abandoned rental car with ties to Brumfield that had been found in Ochopee.
Louisiana law enforcement authorities have been notified of Brumfield’s arrest. He is being transported to the Collier County jail, where he will await extradition to Louisiana.