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Man arrested in 2013 killing of West Palm Beach school custodians

Javier Burgos apprehended by US marshals at Miami International Airport

West Palm Beach police say Javier Burgos confessed to killing two custodians at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in 2013. He was apprehended by U.S. marshals at Miami International Airport.
West Palm Beach police say Javier Burgos confessed to killing two custodians at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in 2013. He was apprehended by U.S. marshals at Miami International Airport.


MIAMI – A man accused of killing two custodians at a South Florida school in 2013 has been arrested, police said.

Javier Burgos was arrested Thursday on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Ted Orama, 56, of Greenacres, and Christopher Marshall, 48, of West Palm Beach.

Their bodies were found on the morning of June 19, 2013, by another custodian at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in downtown West Palm Beach.

West Palm Beach police said in a news release Thursday that Burgos confessed to killing Orama and Marshall while he worked at the school.

Sgt. Dave Lefont said Burgos, who was named a suspect in the killings in 2014, was apprehended by U.S. marshals in Miami.

Burgos was being held without bond Thursday at the main Palm Beach County jail.


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