Suspect wanted for North Lauderdale double murder found dead inside gas station bathroom

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A manhunt for a murderer has come to an end for the suspect wanted in the killing of his ex-wife and daughter.

Deputies found Andre Anglin dead Monday at a Circle K gas station in Fort Lauderdale.

That’s where BSO’s viper unit, a team trained in dealing with violent criminals, tracked and cornered Anglin, who had been on the run for nearly a week.

It was last Wednesday when police said Anglin shot and killed his ex-wife, Jennifer Bellony, and her teenaged daughter Anastasia.

The crime happened in broad daylight, in a parking lot in North Lauderdale in the 7900 block of Tam Oshanter Boulevard.

When deputies arrived, they found the girl and her mom both dead near a car with its doors opened.

Despite their overwhelming grief, relatives made a direct public appeal to the man accused of pulling the trigger.

“Turn yourself in, bring us peace Andre, we did nothing but good to you,” said Balanda Bellony, Anastasia’s aunt.

BSO deputies converged on that Circle K at West Sunrise Boulevard and Ninth Avenue just before 6 p.m.

They learned Anglin was in a restroom, but when they tried to make contact with the murder suspect, they heard a shot.

That’s when deputies forced their way inside of the restroom and found Anglin dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

In a statement, Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony called Anglin a coward for taking his own life instead of facing justice for the heinous murders he committed.

About the Author:

Terrell Forney joined Local 10 News in October 2005 as a general assignment reporter. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but a desire to escape the harsh winters of the north brought him to South Florida.