- Pasco County Sheriff’s Office announced Brian Vincent Stoll, 34, for the 2005 murder of Beverly Bobrick, 79
- Stoll has been in prison since 2006 for a string of burglaries in the same area where Bobrick was murdered
- An autopsy determined Bobrick died from blunt force trauma and had multiple defensive injuries leading investigators to believe she tried to fight back
- Investigators believe Stoll also killed Bobrick’s dog after ransacking her home for whatever he could find of value
- Investigators believe that Stoll broke into Bobrick’s residence roughly two weeks before the murder and stole her prescription pills
Pasco County deputies announced on Friday they solved a murder that occurred 14 years ago. Detectives said Brian Vincent Stoll, 34, was arrested for the “brutal murder” of Beverly Bobrick, 79.
The 2005 Murder Of Beverly Bobrick
It is said that Stoll broke into Bobrick’s residence on Red Run River on September 11, 2005. Stoll is believed to have brutally beaten Bobrick to death, then ransacked her home and killed her dog. An autopsy showed Bobrick died from blunt force trauma.
Bobrick was last seen having dinner with friends at a Chili’s on September 10, 2005, at around 8:30 p.m. Her body was discovered in her Port Richey home at 2:20 p.m. after a neighbor had found her back door open. Neighbors had become concerned after Bobrick did not bring her paper in and they could see her car still in the garage.
Stoll broke into multiple homes in the area looking for cash, valuables, and prescription pills. Investigators believe Stoll had broke into Bobrick’s house roughly two weeks before the murder and stolen prescription pills. It is believed that Stoll did not expect Bobrick to be home when he came back the second time. Law enforcement officials say Bobrick not only suffered from blunt force trauma attacks to the face and head, but she also had multiple defensive injuries. Meaning, she was trying to protect herself from Stoll’s brutal attack.
Stoll Has Been In Prison Since 2006
Investigators said Stoll, 19 at the time, was a name that kept on coming up. Stoll had been charged for breaking into homes in the area. During one of the break-ins, he even attacked an elderly man who managed to successfully fight him off. Still, there was no evidence connecting him to Bobrick’s murder according to a statement from Doug Tobin, spokesman for the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office in 2005.
We don’t have any evidence connecting that to the homicide.Doug Tobin Via Tampa Bay Times
Stoll would be taken into custody in 2005 and remain in custody until 2006 when he was sentenced to 23 years in prison for his string of burglaries. His conviction gave investigators the benefit of knowing their suspect would be in custody throughout the investigation. This gave investigators ample time to build a strong case against Stoll at their own pace.
Police say inside Bobrick’s home they managed to find one single pubic hair. Investigators say there was no sign a sexual assault had taken place but that pubic hair would lead to Stoll’s arrest. Police could not go into any details on how they believe the pubic hair was found in the home since it is still an active investigation. In 2009 investigators obtained a warrant to get a hair sample from Stoll. That hair sample would match with Stoll.
Stoll was taken into custody on Thursday evening and charged with first-degree murder. He is being held without bond. Stoll denies being responsible for the murder or ever being in Bobrick’s home the night of the murder. Investigators say the charge is not based off a hair alone. Police say there are multiple witnesses to Stoll being covered in blood after the crime was committed and one witness that claimed to have helped Stoll dispose of the bloody clothes.