A Brooklyn man who authorities say charmed his two female victims before killing them in separate hotels has been charged with murder.
Joseph Danclair, 36, was arrested Thursday night at the home of a female friend in Manhattan, the NYPD said Friday.
After he gave statements to police, Danclair was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Antoinette Marin, 43, of Brooklyn, on Sept. 8 at the Manhattan Broadway Hotel on West 38th Street.
Danclair is also expected to be charged with second-degree murder in the death of Chrissy Bevelaqua, 34, of Staten Island, whose body was found July 23 at the Bushwick Hotel on Bushwick Avenue in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, officials said.
Both victims suffered neck trauma and were found nude on the bed, according to Manhattan Chief of Detectives William Aubry.
The cause of death in each case is pending further tests by the city medical examiner's office, he said.
Danclair is also a suspect in two rape cases, Aubry said. One involves a 41-year-old woman attacked in September 2010 in Manhattan; the other victim is a 34-year-old woman who was attacked Aug. 23 in Brooklyn.
In the homicides, Danclair appears to have casually met both women while walking on the street, struck up conversations and eventually went with them to hotel rooms where they had sex, said Aubry, who stressed that the victims were not prostitutes.
Asked if Danclair considered himself a ladies' man, Aubry said: "Just the way he was acting, I think, and the way he approached these women and the way he established a relationship with them, yes."
Police had been looking for Danclair for about a week. He has 28 prior arrests, mostly for drugs, police said.