Man faces murder charge after detectives find man’s body in Miami Gardens garbage bin

Authorities say Butler was booked in jail after being accused of shooting a woman and trying to rob her in December

MIAMI – A 39-year-old man was awaiting extradition in Broward County to face charges for a December 2022 murder in Miami-Dade County, detectives announced on Friday.

Detectives accused Jason Butler of fatally shooting Nathanial Frasier George.

Detectives reported finding the 36-year-old victim’s decomposed body inside a trash bin on Dec. 7, near the intersection of Northwest 205 Street and 29 Avenue. in Miami Gardens. They attributed the finding to a Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers tip.

Weeks after detectives found the deceased victim’s body, authorities said Butler was arrested and accused of trying to rob a woman while she was working at Clutch Coffee Bar in Cooper City in December.

Authorities said Butler shot the woman before running off and he has been in the Broward County main jail since the December shooting.

Miami Gardens police say through investigative efforts, their detectives linked Butler to George’s murder.

In Miami-Dade County, Butler is facing a charge of second-degree murder, records show. In Broward County, Butler is facing charges of attempted murder, robbery with a firearm, robbery, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, records show.

According to the Florida Department of Corrections, officers released Butler from prison on July 21, 2010, after he was convicted of an escape on June 7, 2010, when he was 26 years old.

Miami Gardens Detective Jose Rodriguez was asking anyone with information about the murder to call 305-474-1615 or Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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