Two arrests made in 1993 murder of 77-year-old Duchess janitor in Bridgeport

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Danarius Dukes (Photo: Bridgeport Police Department)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Bridgeport Police Department made two arrests this week in the 1993 murder of a Duchess restaurant janitor.

Police arrested Danarius Dukes, 43, of Bridgeport Thursday and charged him with the 1993 murder of Theodore ‘Teddy’ Edwards. Edwards was a 77-year-old janitor who worked the overnight shift at Duchess restaurant at 35 Boston Avenue.

Police determined Dukes and three others devised a plan to rob the manager of the restaurant after closing time. Dukes hid in the bathroom with a gun and came back out once all of the customers left, police said.

Instead of finding the manager, police said Dukes found Teddy and shot him twice; once in the head and once in the chest. A delivery man discovered Teddy’s body at about 5:15 a.m. the following morning (12/6/93), according to police.

Dukes is charged with murder and felony murder. He is being held on a $2 million bond. An additional arrest is expected.

The second man arrested Friday was Breeze Brown, otherwise known as 46-year-old Eric Brown. He was charged with felony murder and is being held on a $1 million bond.

Breezy Brown, 46, of Bridgeport. (Photo: Bridgeport Police Department)

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