Moore Haven man officially charged in connection with 2019 murder of Bee Love

Published: February 3, 2022 3:21 PM EST
Updated: February 3, 2022 3:22 PM EST
Bee Love was killed in Sept. of 2019 in Clewiston. Deputies have arrested Marcus Lynell Thompson in connection with her death. (CREDIT: Hendry County Sheriff's Office)

The man arrested in connection with the 2019 murder of Bee Love has officially been charged for his part in the crime.

Thompson has been charged with Accessory After the Fact – First Degree Murder and Accessory After the Fact – Arson. Both are third-degree felonies.

Hendry County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Thompson in December 2021. He is accused of participating in the 2019 murder of 23-year-old Bee Love. Deputies have not released details as to Thompson’s involvement in the crime.

Love, a transgender woman, was found burned in a vehicle in the Harlem neighborhood of Clewiston in September 2019.

The sheriff’s office has not arrested the person responsible for killing Love.

In December, Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden said several hundred people were interviewed, and more than 50 search warrants were issued as part of the investigation.

The agency also received help from the FBI, Whidden said.

A person of interest in Love’s murder was previously named that same month, but Whidden said they have since been cleared.