Todd Barket, 51, is set to face a Hillsborough County judge Thursday after detectives said his fingerprint matched evidence collected at a murder scene in South Florida 20 years ago.
It’s been two decades since someone went into Lu Shay’s Consignment Shop in Delray Beach and stabbed and bludgeoned a 68-year-old woman to death.
Investigators with the Delray Beach Police Department said Sondra Better’s killer left a bloody, evidence-laden scene behind back in 1998.
The suspect’s fingerprints were found on a decorative ball.
Detectives added the fingerprints and DNA to the Automated Fingerprint Identification System database.
Barket’s information came up as a match when his fingerprints were entered into the system during a background check after he applied for a job in Dec. 2018.
No previous matches were made before that time, according to investigators.
Barket was living in Latana at the time of the killing but now resides in Brandon.
Investigators with FDLE and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office got an arrest warrant and took Barket into custody around 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Barket faces a charge of first-degree murder and is being held in Hillsborough County on no bond.
He will be extradited to Palm Beach County at a later time.