Suspect in 2 cold case murders found working at Florida Toys R Us

A former New York City resident was arrested in Florida on Wednesday in connection with two separate, decade-old cold case murders, according to WPIX.

Christopher Gonzalez, 36, was discovered by police working at a Toys R Us in Naples after a fingerprint left behind during a 2000 murder in the Bronx borough of Manhattan was linked back to him 17 years later.

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Gonzalez's first alleged victim, 19-year-old Dora Delvalle Almontaser, was found by her mother on Dec. 2, 2000, strangled to death with a phone cord in her family’s Bronx apartment.

Although bodily fluids were recovered from the young victim and one fingerprint was left behind at the scene, they could not be identified at the time, WPIX reported. 

On Sept. 3, 2005, state police found the body of Angel Serbay, a 25-year-old mother from Yonkers, New York, wrapped in a blanket and dumped on the shoulder of a state parkway. 

The victim has been strangled, and bodily fluids recovered from her contained the same unknown DNA profile that was found on Almontaser.

Both cases went cold until this year when NYPD detectives decided to resubmit the fingerprint taken from the murder scene where Almontaser's body was discovered.

The print matched with one on file that belonged to Gonzalez, who had been arrested in April 2017 by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office in Naples, Florida, for driving without a license.

Gonzalez, who is now married, was served a murder warrant for the killing of Almontaser and is reportedly fighting extradition to New York.

State police are currently leading an investigation into whether Gonzalez is connected to the second murder.

A law enforcement source also told WPIX that Gonzalez lived within blocks of each victim's New York homes.

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