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Man arrested in Daytona Beach double-slaying dead, police say

Chief: York Bodden hanged himself in his Miami-Dade jail cell

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A man who was arrested on allegations of shooting and killing two women and critically wounding a man in Daytona Beach is dead, police said.

York Bodden hanged himself late Friday night in his Miami jail cell, according to Daytona Beach police.

Bodden was arrested by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in the triple-shooting, which happened just before 2:30 p.m. Thursday on Carolina Lake Drive.

Police said Timesha Floyd Carswell, 21, and Diona McDonald, 19, both of whom attended Bethune-Cookman University, died in the shooting. Micah Parham, 21, also a B-CU student, was taken to Halifax Hospital in critical condition.

"He (Bodden) was a coward in that apartment when he killed those girls on Thursday and in the end, he took the coward's way out," Chief Mike Chitwood said.

Chitwood told News 6 that Bodden's phone was shut off Thursday night near Delray Beach, and authorities believed that Bodden was headed to his hometown, Miami, where he was spotted around noon Friday.

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Family members have set up a GoFundMe page to help bring Carswell's body back to Michigan and cover funeral expenses.

[LINK: GoFundMe]

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