MiamiHerald / Hollywood police have arrested a man they believe responsible for Ariel Gonzalez’s decomposing body being jammed into a closet of his blood-and-feces spattered apartment.

Travis Watson, 30, was released three months ago from a 13-year prison stay on burglary and grand theft charges. Still at large is Jacob Mitchell, who, according to police, beat Gonzalez with a hanger and a purple broomstick, then poured hot grease on his head.

Mitchell, Watson told police, was mad at Gonzalez for engaging in anal sex with Watson. Earlier, Mitchell participated with Gonzalez in giving oral sex to Watson, police say.

The sex and violence happened Sept. 10, as Hurricane Irma approached, police said.


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