Lauderhill 32-year-old James Ayers visited a friend at work last Wednesday, according to police, and "went into great detail as to how he strangled 'Julie' and left her body in a room that he was renting somewhere in Broward County where he and Julie were staying." Ayers said the stench was so bad he had to move out of the room, which turned out to be in the 1100 block of NW Seventh Terrace in Fort Lauderdale.
Police didn't have to look hard to get to Ayers, according to the arrest report -- at 9 that night, Plantation Police were called because he was at the West Broward Care Center threatening to kill himself. Ayers had apparently gone there to visit a former drug counselor, and, "having heard rumor that Ayers had possibly killed someone," the counselor asked Ayers about it. So... Ayers told him the whole story. At some point after that, the police arrived, as they usually do when somebody goes around town talking about strangulations.
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