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BPD Homicide Detectives Link Suspect to Rother Avenue Killing

Marvin Brazzle
Marvin Brazzle – Arrested by BPD Homicide Detectives

Buffalo Police Homicide Detectives have arrested a 42 year old Sycamore Street man in connection with the death of a woman found in the basement of a vacant house on Rother Avenue last Monday, April 20th.

Police have arrested Marvin Brazzle and charged him with a single count of murder in the 2nd degree with the death of 31 year old Anglea Williams of Hughes Avenue.

Ferry-Fillmore District police responded to the call around 5:30pm Monday evening, April 20th. When they arrived they discovered the nude body in a vacant home in the 200 block of Rother Avenue.

"It appeared the body was dumped onto the basement floor, from a boarded up side window", said Chief of Detectives Dennis J. Richards. "Homicide Squad detectives commenced an immediate investigation, canvassing the neighborhood for witnesses and clues", Richards added.

Homicide Detectives Michael Acquino, Michael Mordino and Mary Gugliuzza developed information leading to a suspect.

Early Sunday morning, April 26th, just before 1am, Ferry-Fillmore Officers Mark Constantino and James O’Donnell located the suspect, hiding in a pile of clothes, at a home on Eller Street.

Brazzle was arraigned on the 2nd degree murder charge. A felony hearing is scheduled for May1st at 9:30am in Buffalo City Court.

The City of Buffalo has recorded 14 homicides in 2009. Of those 14, Detectives have already solved 9 of them.