Police have found blood, a machete, and a woman's shoe at the family home of a sex-crime convict suspected in the disappearance of a woman who left a Manhattan nightclub with him, reports the New York Daily News. Suspect Michael Mele, the son of a retired New York City transit deputy police chief, had bite and scratch marks on his body, and cleaned his upstate home with bleach after 25-year-old Laura Garza disappeared last week, according to cops.
Blood was also found in an car parked at the home, reports the New York Post. Mele was being held in a county jail on a probation violation for drinking alcohol at the popular Marquee club in Manhattan, where a security camera showed him leaving with Garza. Mele told a friend not to discuss the night with police investigators, according to the Post. Garza moved to Brooklyn from a small town in Texas just 5 months ago to pursue a fashion career.