South Florida gay couple victims of double homicide

Adams (left) and Powell

Adams (left) and Powell WILTON MANORS POLICE

Update, 12/29/2010: A suspect is in custody. Story here.

WILTON MANORS, Fla. — Police in Wilton Manors have identified two men who they believe are the victims of a double murder that occurred over the weekend.

Stephen Duane Adams, 52, and Kevin Mark Powell, 47, were found dead inside their home on Sunday night.


Stephen Adams (left) and Kevin Powell

The couple met at a Cleveland gay pride parade 29 years earlier.

“They fell in love, and they’ve been together ever since,” Powell’s brother, Shannon Kicklighter, told the Miami Herald.

Officers discovered the crime scene when they went to the men’s home after Adams’ sister called police when he did not show up to her home for Christmas.

A motive of the murder is still unknown and the cause of death is also under investigation. Police said Tuesday afternoon they had identified a possible suspect in the murders.

The killings add to the number of gay men murdered in South Florida this year, which were featured in a special report in the South Florida Gay News on Nov. 3.

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