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Man accused of killing teen he solicited online for sex extradited to Broward County

Tyquan Pearson arrested last month in Virginia in death of Brittney Taylor

Tyquan Pearson is in a Broward County jail on a first-degree murder charge in the death of Brittney Taylor. The 19-year-old woman's body was found buried in the backyard of a Fort Lauderdale home.
Tyquan Pearson is in a Broward County jail on a first-degree murder charge in the death of Brittney Taylor. The 19-year-old woman's body was found buried in the backyard of a Fort Lauderdale home.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A man accused of killing a 19-year-old woman whom he solicited online for a sexual encounter at a Tamarac hotel has been extradited to South Florida to face a first-degree murder charge.

Tyquan Pearson, 25, was arrested last month in Norfolk, Virginia. He was being held without bond Wednesday at the main Broward County jail.

Broward Sheriff's Office detectives said Brittney Taylor got a ride to Pearson's room at the Comfort Suites on West Commercial Boulevard on the morning of May 25.

Surveillance video from the hotel showed Taylor arriving and entering room 331. About four hours later, Pearson was seen leaving the room, pushing a large stroller carrying a blue storage container and other items.

Detectives said Pearson's unsuspecting girlfriend picked him up from the hotel. Investigators said Pearson told her that he needed to go to a storage unit to drop off some clothes and other items that he planned to give away.

When detectives interviewed Pearson, he admitted to soliciting her services, but when his girlfriend called to say that she was on her way back to the hotel, he claimed that he told Taylor to wait until he was gone and to let herself out. Pearson claimed she was gone when he got back.

Detectives went to a Fort Lauderdale home where they believed Pearson could have tried to hide the evidence of his crime. It was there that Taylor's decomposing remains were found in a blue storage container buried in the backyard.