Police: Florida man killed teen he solicited online for sex

Tyquan Pearson is now in custody for the murder of 19-year-old Brittney Taylor, who authorities say he solicited online for a sexual encounter at a hotel.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – The body of a teen found in a plastic storage container buried in a Florida backyard led to murder charges against a man who police say solicited her online for sex.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said Friday 25-year-old Tyquan Pearson was arrested Wednesday in Norfolk, Virginia, and charged with murder in the death of 19-year-old Brittany Taylor.

Surveillance video at a motel near Fort Lauderdale shows Taylor going into a room where Pearson was staying last month. It later shows Pearson wheeling out a blue storage container. Investigators said Pearson’s girlfriend picked him up and drove him to a storage unit. Pearson told her the container had clothes and items he planned to give away.

Investigators acting on a tip found the container buried in the backyard and discovered the decomposing body.

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