Florida: The body of Janice Marie Zengotita-Torres, 42, of Kissimmee, was found in Volusia County on Tuesday; 24 hours after her husband reported her to be missing, according to Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson. “I can share with you that Janice was the target of an intentional act, a senseless act of violence, where she was robbed of her life,” added Sheriff Gibson
Investigation has unearthed that Ishnar Marie Lopez-Ramos, 35, had hired Alexis Ramos-Rivera and his girlfriend, Glorianmarie Quinones Montes, both 22, to get rid of a woman who was in a relationship with a man Lopez-Ramos had romantic feelings for.
The suspects started following Zengotita-Torres after she left from work, in Osceola County late Sunday night. In a parking lot near her home, they forced her into the back of her own car and sped away. They acquired her ATM card and used it to withdraw money from her account before taking her to an apartment in Orlando. While on their way to the said apartment, the suspects realized that as a matter of fact, the woman they had abducted and were about to kill wasn’t the target at all!
For whatever reason they still continued with their plan, bound her with zip ties and wrapped her head with garbage bags and duct tape, and beat her; as a result, an innocent woman who probably had no idea about the whole situation, ended up dead.
“The suspects then traveled back to Orlando, where they dumped the victim’s vehicle in Orange County, near Holden Avenue.”, said the Sheriff.
The suspects however continued to use the victim’s ATM card. Law-enforcers from all the counties involved participated in the investigation, staking out are ATMs and finally caught Lopez-Ramos following a trail of transactions. She was taken into custody, and she spilled about the other two suspects in the case.
All three gave full confessions saying that this was a murder for hire and that the victim was mistakenly targeted and murdered. They are now charged with first degree murder and have been denied a bond.
The sheriff’s office has located the intended victim, but she declined offers of protection from authorities.