A man wanted in the brutal murder earlier this year of a Miami Beach transgender prostitute has been arrested, police said Monday.
Miguel Angel Pavon, 31, was arrested Friday on a first-degree murder charge in the death of Rene Hidalgo Hernandez, according to an arrest warrant released by Miami Beach Police.
According to the warrant, police found the body of Hidalgo covered in sheets and laying in a pool of blood inside her apartment in the 500 block of Michigan Avenue on March 15.
The body of the 54-year-old had been found by a friend, Javier Menendez Cuesta Daniel, who told police he saw Hidalgo daily. The friend told detectives Hidalgo was a "transgendered prostitute and had undergone hormone therapy but had not had genital reconstructive surgery," according to the warrant. "Hidalgo would entertain sex partners four to six times a day in exchange for cash, marijuana or for personal enjoyment and would sometimes pick up homeless men for this purpose..."
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