PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A 34-year-old man was arrested in connection with the 2005 murder of an elderly woman in Port Richey, authorities said Friday.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said Brian Vincent Stoll, 34, was arrested and charged with the brutal death of Beverly Bobrick, 79, detectives classify Stoll as a serial burglar — who broke into Bobrick’s home thinking she wasn’t home.
When Bobrick confronted him detectives believe Stoll killed Bobrick and her dog Pepe.
According to detectives, a pubic hair linked to Stoll was found inside Bobrick’s home which connected him to the crime. Detectives say Bobrick was not sexually assaulted.
Captain Michael Jenkins says while the hair is a key piece of evidence, it’s not the only piece. “This case is not simply built on one hair. There is multiple witness testimony, this individual after he committed the heinous crime, he was covered in blood,” said Jenkins. “There were people who saw him covered in blood. There was an individual who helped him dispose of those bloody garments. “
Stoll denies ever being in Bobrick’s home and involved in her homicide.
According to Rob Klepper, with the Florida Department of Corrections, Stoll has been in DOC custody since November of 2006 on unrelated burglary charges. The DOC web site indicates his date of release is in 2025. Pasco deputies picked Stoll up at an independently run DOC facility in Panama City.
News Channel 8 previously reported that Bobrick and her dog were beaten to death after someone entered her home through a back window and stole her money.
While many of the residents who lived on Red Run Drive where the murder happened have moved on, others have passed away. Ted and Geraldine Milham remain. Geraldine remembers Beverly as a wonderful neighbor.
“She was very pleasant. She was hardly ever home. She played cards, and worked most of the time at the flea market,” said Geraldine Milham. “She didn’t really come out much but she was a very lovely lady.”
Ted Milham said, shortly after the murder, he was surprised he didn’t see anything in the news about an arrest. “I checked the newspaper almost every day to see if there was any follow up on it,” said Ted Milham. “I never heard anything about whether they had a suspect or who it was. “
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