Sarasota man has been found guilty of second degree murder
Daniel Davenport has been found guilty for the murder of Sergio Hostins last October. Daniel was captured in Orlando, after he took off from Sarasota, when he found out that the police were onto him.
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The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office charged 31-year-old Daniel Davenport with the Murder of 55-year-old Sergio Hostins, a Sarasota man who recently went missing.
On Tuesday, October 9, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office was notified when construction workers found a deceased person lying near a home being remodeled in Naples. An autopsy revealed the male victim was murdered however, his identity could not be determined. Through investigation, Collier County detectives learned a green Subaru Forester was seen Monday at the home where the body was recovered. Through continued investigation, Collier County detectives contacted the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office regarding 55-year-old Sarasota resident Sergio Hostins, who was reported missing Monday along with his green Subaru Forester. Sarasota County detectives and crime scene personnel in partnership with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office recovered a latent fingerprint from evidence at the home, which identified Daniel Davenport as a possible suspect.
Sarasota County detectives interviewed witnesses and seized evidence from two homes in Sarasota County which confirmed Davenport’s connection to the murder. Investigation revealed Davenport and Hostins met online and were together on October 4, inside Hostins’ apartment located at 6011 Medici Court in Sarasota. No one else was present and Hostins was never seen again.
On Thursday, October 11, an arrest warrant was issued charging Davenport with Murder. His photo was released to the media and detectives worked tirelessly to track him down, spotting him in both the Tampa and Orlando areas, driving Hostins’ vehicle.
Today, thanks to support from the agency’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit and U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, Davenport was taken into custody in Orlando. The sheriff’s office would like to recognize the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit for their assistance in this investigation and subsequent arrest.
Davenport will be booked into Orange County Jail awaiting extradition back to Sarasota County.