WATCH LIVE: Sheriff: Homeless drifter from Miami with extensive record killed 14-year-old boy
‘”He appears to be a homeless drifter spending most of his time on the streets of Miami” is how Clint Shannon, Chief of Police of Palm Beach Gardens’ Police Department, described 39-year-old Semmie Lee Williams Jr.
Williams was arrested Wednesday and was taken into custody in Miami on a first-degree murder charge for the killing of Ryan Rogers, 14.
Authorities in Palm Beach County confirmed Wednesday night that an arrest had been made in the killing of a 14-year-old boy.
Rogers, was a freshman at William T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens and an avid soccer player. He was found dead on Nov. 16 alongside an Interstate 95 overpass just a few minutes away from his home.
He had last been seen riding his bicycle away from his home the night before, and authorities confirmed that a bicycle was found on the ground near his body.