Man arrested in connection with the 2019 murder of Bee Love Slater

Bee Love Slater (L) Marcus Lynell Thompson (R)

The Hendry County Sheriff's Office arrested Marcus Lynell Thompson in connection with the death of Transgender woman Bee Love Slater.

Investigators found the 23-year-old's body in a burned out vehicle on Sept. 4, 2019.

The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office said Marcus Lynell Thompson, 35, is charged with being an accessory after the fact to first-degree murder and arson in the killing of 23-year-old Bee Love Slater.

Detectives did not reveal more details or the motive of the killing at a press conference but said they were confident they were going to solve the murder and there would be more arrests. It is not yet clear if Thompson knew Slater.

Sheriff Steve Whidden made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.

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