Detective Orlando Benitez Jr.
Det. Orlando Benitez, Jr. joined the Miami Police Department in 2000, after having worked as a corrections officer.
Before joining up with the homicide department in January 2007, Benitez worked in patrol’s problem solving team. While there, he worked on preventing all kinds of community problems, from rape to prostitution. He always wanted to join Homicide and says, “In police investigations, this is the pinnacle.”
Benitez has two children. He adds that in his spare time, “I enjoy saltwater fishing, especially fishing for dolphin.”
Detective Fernando Bosch
Detective Fernando Bosch has been with the City of Miami Police Department since 1987. He became a detective in 1997 and joined the homicide unit in 2003. At a young age, Bosch knew he wanted to be a police officer. "You never know what you're going to see, how you are going to feel, what you are going to learn. It's the farthest thing from a 9 to 5 job," he says when explaining why he loves his work. "Working homicide is just the ultimate. It is the ultimate investigation."
Bosch is extremely proud of his beautiful daughter and handsome son, "They are my pride and joy." He is happily married to Cristina, who he calls his "Princess."
Detective Carlos Castellanos
On the job, Detective Carlos Castellanos always goes the extra mile to solve a case.
He has a reputation for being a bit of a neat freak, which has helped earn him and his partner, Manny Castillo, the nickname the odd couple in the homicide unit.
Castellanos is a former Marine who makes no apologies for his patriotism and is a devout Catholic. He is married and has a dog.
Detective Manny Castillo
Detective Manny Castillo has been with the Miami Police Department for 22 years and spent the last 3 in homicide. He was on patrol for 15 years and with the domestic violence unit for 3 years before joining homicide. He has a reputation as a jokester. He and his partner, Carlos Castellanos, have been dubbed the MPD's odd couple because of their contrasting personalities. Castillo believes, "Laughter is the purest and most genuine expression of joy. It's not only healthy, but it's priceless."
Manny is married and has five children—three boys and two girls.
Detective Eutimio “TC” Cepero
"It's the best job in the world, but not everyone can do it," says Miami PD Det. Eutimio "TC" Cepero. "There's no better feeling than to be the voice for the victim, to find the suspect, and to bring closure to the family."
Born in Cuba and raised in Boston, Cepero worked Patrol and SVU before joining homicide in 2008. He enjoys the challenge of putting the pieces of the murder together in order to solve the case. He says, "Although there is no sure way to completely disconnect from an investigation, there is an internal switch that every homicide detective must possess that disconnects your family life from the brutality and death witnessed every day."
Cepero is married with four children. When he's not solving homicides he likes to travel, listen to country music, go skiing, and work out. He is studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. "I find that an intense workout works wonders in diffusing a long, difficult day at the office. When all else fails, a good cigar and a tall whiskey, poolside, will also do the trick."