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Adam was the possible name of a man found murdered in a hotel room.


The decedent checked into the Interlude Motel with two other males at around 8:45 PM on March 11, 1985. The man who rented the room had registered under a false name. The men were given room 11. At around 11:45 AM the next morning, a hotel employee who was checking the rooms before the maid would enter did not receive a reply when he knocked on their door. When he got inside, he found the decedent lying naked on the floor. The man had been asphyxiated and a bloody handprint was on the wall. The man's clothing and identification had apparently been stolen by his killers, presumably the men he had checked in with.

The handprint was identified as that of 21-year-old Peter Ruggirello, a homosexual prostitute and drifter. He was arrested on April 14 and he has refused to cooperate with investigators, claiming innocence. During the murder trial, Peter said that the man's name was Adam and that he had met him and the other man at a bar on West Broward Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Peter may have identified the decedent as Henry Faulkner, but this name has never been verified.

It was rumored that the decedent may have been from France and that a Masonic ring had been stolen from him. Neither rumor could be confirmed or denied.

As of April 1986, the other suspect, identified as Wayne Moore, remains at large.


  • Brown hair.
  • Wore a mustache.
  • Brown eyes.

Clothing and accessories

The following was found in the hotel room:

  • "Eaton Hill" pants.
  • Blue nylon shirt.