Dunedin, Florida - Detectives have arrested Joseph Difiore for first degree murder in connection with the slaying of Mary Dittus.
Investigators say Difiore arrived in Florida from the state of New York on Friday and began staying with Anthony Dadavo, who resides in Grand Bay Mobile Home Park # 34. Dadavo was a friend of Mary Dittus and was the person who discovered her body on Monday.
During the investigation, detectives determined that Difiore went to Dittus' home on Saturday around 11:00 p.m. to commit a robbery. During the course of the robbery, Dittus was stabbed multiple times about her upper torso and subsequently died.
Detectives say Difiore admitted to the offense after receiving his Miranda warnings during an interview.
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and Tampa Bay's 10 News