Arrest made in murder of blind woman whose body was set on fire in Bradenton

Posted at 10:22 AM, Apr 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-03 23:30:12-04

BRADENTON, Fla. — Deputies in Manatee County have arrested a man in connection with the death of a blind woman whose body was set on fire in a wooded area in Bradenton.

On Monday, officials responded to the call just off 18th St. E, and the victim was already dead when deputies and EMS/Fire arrived at the scene.

The victim was identified as 50-year-old Veronica Polite of Bradenton.

Manatee County Sheriff's Department announced that they arrested 23-year-old Dakota Jibson, of Bradenton, in connection to the case. Deputies say that Jibson was identified as a suspect in the case on Monday. He was arrested on Tuesday night and charged with murder.



No additional information has been released at this time.