Amateur sketch of murder suspect is more than just a little off

More Gumby than human.

Feb 29, 2020, 2:10 pm*

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Gabe Bergado 

Gabe Bergado

While suspect sketches are supposed to aid police in the search for possible suspects, it’s unclear whether or not this one did much more than provide a couple of chuckles.

Looking for someone involved in the 2014 murder of Rabbi Joseph Raksin, Miami-Dade Police officers released the following sketch.

CBS Miami

While the drawing is supposed to depict a human, it looks to have more in common with the green clay humanoid character Gumby. There’s hardly a real nose, the ears are just two little ovals, and overall there’s pretty much no detail whatsoever. It hasn’t been confirmed whether the sketch directly lead to police arresting 15-year-old suspect DeAndre Charles, but you can decide for yourself on the resemblance.

We’re not sure what’s funnier: having this sketch posted everywhere online and on television or State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle waving it around at a press conference.

Are witnesses sure they saw Charles? Maybe they saw the Alabama Leprechaun. But hey, it wouldn’t be the first time that a crude amateur drawing proved key to a criminal investigation

H/T Mashable | Screenshot via CBS Miami

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*First Published: Dec 22, 2015, 6:52 pm