Is Ivan Baratz a relative of the NY Baratz' gone down to FL? 29 in 1976 (~b. 1947)
Bloody Vehicle Brings Arrests In 3 Slayings he its is said. done to o m p u t e r for it Lee MIAMI (AP) - An airport policeman who noticed blood smears on the side of a parked camper is credited w i t h catching two men who were later charged with murder. O f f i c e r Edward Orrett stopped to question the men at an airport p a r k i n g garage before police even knew that three people had been killed, police said. Police said the three were murdered after they gave the suspects $50,000 in cash in an attempt to buy 150 pounds of marijuana, police said. The cache of contraband never existed and the three men were executed. The dead men, whose bodies were recovered Saturday after one suspect led officers to the graves in south Dade County wetlands, were identified as Edward Wazenegger, 26, of Dania, Daniel 1. Bryman, 20, of Hollywood, and Ivan Baratz, 29, of Davie. Charged wilh three counts of first-degree murder were Dana Dewitt, 24, of Tulsa, Okla., and Steve O p e l l a , 26, of Lauderdale. Police did not disclose which suspect led them to the graves. Orrett said he spotted the blood on the side of the camper as he went through a parking garage at Miami International Airport on Friday. In the trunk of the suspects' car, parked nearby, police said they found muddied shovels, guns and more than $50,000 cash. Police said the camper belonged to one of the victims. Under questioning, the suspects suspects told police the victims died in a d r u g r i p - agreed to lead detectives to bodies Saturday, police said. Police found two bodies, one atop the other, in a drainage d i t c h . The t h i r d found in a shallow grave nearby. D e w i t t holds a degree p o l i t i c a l science f University of Oklahoma, police said. Opella is an unemployed dictating machine salesman.