Sarasota County Man Sentenced to Life in Prison
NEWS RELEASE 19-102 - JUNE 27, 2019
A Sarasota County man arrested in October 2018 in connection with the murder of 55-year-old Sergio Hostins, was sentenced Thursday to life in prison.
On October 9, 2018, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office was notified when construction workers found Hostins lying deceased, near a home being remodeled in Naples. Through investigation, Collier County detectives learned a green Subaru Forester was seen at the home where the body was recovered. Through continued investigation, Collier County detectives contacted the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office regarding Hostins, who was reported missing along with his green Subaru Forester. Sarasota County detectives and crime scene personnel recovered a latent fingerprint from evidence at the home, which identified Davenport as a possible suspect.
Sarasota County detectives interviewed witnesses and seized evidence from two homes in Sarasota County which confirmed Davenport’s connection to the murder. Davenport and Hostins met online and were together on October 4, inside Hostins’ apartment on Medici Court in Sarasota. No one else was present and Hostins was never seen again.
Davenport was arrested in Orlando on October 19, 2018, only 10 days after the incident took place. In May 2019, he was found guilty of Murder, Fraud and Motor Vehicle Theft. Davenport now faces life in prison as well as several concurrent sentences. The investigation and subsequent successful prosecution was conducted in partnership with the State Attorney’s Office.