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Police: Mastic Man Charged in Murder of Medford Mom

Police arrest Dante Taylor in Florida on a second degree murder charge.

Dante Taylor was arrested on Thursday. (SCPD photo)
Dante Taylor was arrested on Thursday. (SCPD photo)

Nearly a month after the body of Sarah Goode was found in the woods in Medford, Suffolk police have made an arrest in the death of the Medford mother. 

Dante Taylor, of Mastic, was arrested in Florida by Suffolk County Police Homicide detectives and U.S. Marshals on Thursday on an unrelated warrant, police said. 

Taylor, 19, was transported to Suffolk County Police Headquarters in Yaphank, where he was charged Saturday with second-degree murder for killing Goode, who had a four-year-old daughter, police said. 

Goode, 21, was reported missing by her sister on June 8, two days after she had last been seen watching a movie with friends. Goode’s car was found on Fire Avenue in Medford and days later, a member of a search party looking for Goode found her body in a thickly wooded area on Camden Court in Medford. 

During an arraignment Saturday, prosecutors said Taylor had beaten and raped Goode before killing her and dumping her body, WABC reported

Taylor served seven months in the U.S. Marine Corps. before being discharged for an undisclosed reason in April, according to a Newsday report

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Frank Esposito July 13, 2014 at 03:13 PM
K, It has a lot to do with race. Snap out of your white guilt and get to work fixing the real racial problems for the betterment of both races. As long as one or even 2 sides remain in their racial fantasy land, nothing is going to get fixed
Frank Esposito July 13, 2014 at 03:19 PM
Grace Niosi Dioguardo, you are an animal just as bad as Taylor for calling for torture. Torture does not work - read up on it you, and get your head out of your TV world. Torture only satisfies the sickness of the torturers.
TJ Eckleburg July 13, 2014 at 06:46 PM
Speaking of Jeffrey Dahmer, he was a white guy who murdered black people so you won't find his story on the KKK website that Frank is promoting in here.
West Islip Resident July 14, 2014 at 07:35 AM
Unfortunate, but savages will be savages.

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