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Store clerk homicide suspect booked into Flagler County Jail

Suspect Joseph Bova (WFTV)
Suspect Joseph Bova (WFTV)
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Updated: 9/15/2013 10:20 am
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. (WFTV) -- The man accused of fatally shooting a Palm Coast gas station clerk in February has been brought back to Flagler County to face charges.

After seven months, deputies made an arrest in Zuheily Rosado's homicide. Rosado was a mother who was gunned down while working at a Mobil gas station on the night of February 21.

Rosado's body was discovered behind the counter by a customer, who then called 911.

Authorities said Joseph Bova, 25, a drifter, was seen in surveillance video entering the store the night of the shooting. Bova shot Rosado execution-style, according to investigators.

An anonymous tip placed Bova in the gas station using the ATM hours before the shooting, authorities said.

Detectives said they also connected him through the unique weapon used in the homicide. A weapon that authorities said Bova purchased from a Daytona Beach gun shop in 2012.

He left town shortly after the shooting and was found living in a car in Boca Raton, deputies said.

"She was a pleasant lady. It's unbelievable. It's a shock for me," said Rosado's boss, Rizzi Ansari.

Rosado left behind six children, who struggled to pay for her funeral.

"The unsettling and disturbing part is the way it occurred it was done in a very cold, calculated way. I am sure all of you have viewed that video, he went in, executed miss Rosado and it doesn't seem to be any motive at this point," said Sheriff James Manfre of the Flagler County Sheriff's Office.

Officials said the question of motive still remains, as Bova did not rob the store or take anything with him.

"They (the family) are trying to get a handle on it like we all are, I think the random nature of this is not going to make the healing process any easier," Manfre said.

Bova was transported from Palm Beach County to the Flagler County Jail on Saturday. He is charged with first-degree murder and is being held on no bond.
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