Peter Serge Avsenew, the man arrested in connection to the murders of gay couple Kevin Mark Powell and Stephen Duane Adams, knew his victims. Powell and Adams were found murdered in their Wilton Manors home on the day after Christmas.

Avsenew, 26, was collared on Tuesday driving Powell's black 2003 Saturn Vue near Dundee, Florida.

He's being held at the the Polk County Sheriff's Office and is expected to be extradited to Broward County soon.

“It was not a random act or a break in,” Wilton Manors police Sergeant Chuck Howard told gay weekly South Florida Gay News. “The victims knew the accused assailant.”

Police entered the couple's home at the request of Adams' sister who grew concerned when her brother was a no-show at a family gathering.

Powell had not fully recovered from a double-organ transplant to cure his diabetes six months ago.

The couple met at a Cleveland gay pride parade 29 years earlier.

“They fell in love, and they've been together ever since,” Powell's brother, Shannon Kicklighter, told the Miami Herald.

Police said they are investigating how the men are connected. But Adams, a registered nurse, and Powell, an interior decorator, moved to Wilton Manors – which includes a large gay population – earlier this year. They had previously lived in Hollywood, where the six-foot-one Avsenew currently resides.

In his booking stats Avsenew's weight is listed at a paltry 150 pounds. But in a shirtless photo posted last June on his Facebook profile he appears healthy and strong.

State records show a checkered past for the young man who has previously been taken into custody more than a dozen times since 2003, the year he graduated from high school.