Advertisement
  1. News
  2. /
  3. Florida

Investigators want to know who killed a Florida firefighter

Christopher Randazzo had worked for the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department since March. Division Chief Mike Moser says funeral arrangements are pending.
Broward Sheriff's Sgt. Donald Prichard tells the South Florida SunSentinel that 39-year-old Christopher Randazzo was killed early Saturday morning. His body was found at the Southern Seas Resort in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. [Coral Springs Fire Department/Facebook]
Broward Sheriff's Sgt. Donald Prichard tells the South Florida SunSentinel that 39-year-old Christopher Randazzo was killed early Saturday morning. His body was found at the Southern Seas Resort in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. [Coral Springs Fire Department/Facebook]
Published Oct. 22

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Investigators want to know why a South Florida firefighter who went out for a night with friends ended up dead.

Broward Sheriff's Sgt. Donald Prichard tells the South Florida SunSentinel that 39-year-old Christopher Randazzo was killed early Saturday morning. His body was found at the Southern Seas Resort in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.

Few details about the death have been released. Prichard says Randazzo was last seen leaving the Aruba Beach Cafe early Saturday.

He had worked for the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department since March. Division Chief Mike Moser says funeral arrangements are pending.

Before becoming a firefighter, Randazzo was a bartender at Aruba Beach Cafe. Manager Dwayne Wiseman tells the newspaper Randazzo was there with friends on Friday night.

Wiseman says Randazzo was “a person people liked to be around.”

ALSO IN THIS SECTION

  1. DIRK SHADD   |   Times
The closed sign hangs on the entrance of the tract at Oldsmar BMX, 3120 Tampa Road, in Oldsmar on Friday, May 3, 2019. The world famous BMX track in Oldsmar shut down suddenly earlier this year. The city cited safety concerns after a routine building inspection, and a subsequent report confirmed that serious structural issues in the track's walls exist. [DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
    The track remains closed indefinitely.
  2. Evenaud Julmeus mugshot. [Haines City Police Department]
    “The police will find you a new home," the man said to the child, according to police.
  3. Roxanne Amoroso quit as a board member of the troubled St. Petersburg Housing Authority after less than five months. [St. Petersburg Housing Authority]
    Roxanne Amoroso quit the St. Petersburg Housing Authority over concerns it lacks the expertise to handle Jordan Park redevelopment.
  4. Sarah Henderson with her son, Braden, who was committed under the Baker Act after a joking remark at school. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Tampa Bay Times]
    A cop car comes. A child is handcuffed and taken to a mental health facility. The scene is all too frequent at public schools across the state.
  5. Technology jobs in industries including aerospace are highly coveted. A SpaceX Falcon heavy rocket lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral earlier this year. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
    Five metro areas dominate high-tech employment. There isn’t a Florida city among them.
  6. A brighter outlook: A University of Florida survey of Floridians in November found consumer confidence higher than the average of the preceding 12 months.
    A monthly survey by University of Florida researchers found Floridians feeling more optimistic about their personal finances and the economy in general.
  7. In this Jan. 29, 2016 file photo shows the entrance to the Naval Air Base Station in Pensacola. (AP Photo/Melissa Nelson, File) [MELISSA NELSON  |  AP]
    City officials became aware of the attack hours after the shooting, but expressed caution about linking the two incidents.
  8. Alligator Attraction started offering sloth yoga classes in November. [kissagator.com]
    Sloth yoga and other sloth activities are becoming more popular around the Tampa Bay area, but some say it puts the animals in peril.
  9. St. Lucie Mets outfielder Tim Tebow warms up before the beginning of the Mets at Threshers game at Spectrum Field Aug. 17, 2017. Clearwater is seeking a $79.7 million renovation of Spectrum Field and the Carpenter training complex used by the Philadelphia Phillies and Clearwater Threshers. [DOUGLAS CLIFFORD  |  Times]
    The city faces a number of landmines.
  10. AP file photo of then Gov. and now U.S. Sen. Rick Scott
    DeSantis, Rick Scott and other Republicans have taken a strong stance on Saudi Arabia in recent days. President Donald Trump?
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement