Man charged with murder in death of two in Manatee County

Dwayne Cummings, Manatee County Sheriff's Office photo

BRADENTON, FL (WFLA) — Manatee County detectives have charged a man with murdering two people who were found dead in the same afternoon last week.

On January 19th Karl Tuxford was found shot to death in his vehicle on 8th Avenue E in Bradenton. Less than an hour later, Jordan Finlon, 23, was found dead near Bishop Harbor Road in northern Manatee.

On Monday, deputies charged 38-year-old Dwayne Cummings with murder in connection to their deaths. Cummings has been in the Manatee County Jail since last week when he was charged with two counts of Armed Kidnapping.

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Detectives said both incidents appear to be related to drugs. Tuxford and Finlon were acquaintances.

The investigation continues with additional arrest(s) possible. Anyone with information on these cases should call the MCSO at 941-747-3011, ext. 2519 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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