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2 arrested in Florida in Chelsea apartment death

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Police have picked up two men in Florida wanted in connection with the death of a floral designer found bound and gagged with duct tape in his New York City apartment.

Police say the suspects, 30-year-old Edwin Faulkner and 26-year-old Juan Carlos Martinez-Herrera, were taken into custody by homicide detectives in Orlando on Thursday. They are awaiting extradition. Information about their lawyers was not immediately available.

The victim, 57-year-old John Laubach, was found dead on March 2 in his West 22nd Street Manhattan apartment. The cause of death remains unclear.

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