Hitmen Realized They Kidnapped Wrong Woman, Killed Her Anyway, Sheriff Says

Marie Harrington
January 15, 2018

"I get emotional because it just touches me so deeply, that one of our citizens was killed in such a manner", said Osceola County Sheriff Russell Gibson.

He described Zengotita-Torres as a truly innocent victim who had no involvement with the three suspects.

Analysts trust they did in the end acknowledge they'd grabbed the wrong individual yet "proceeded with their arrangement of murder and tied the casualty with zip ties, and after that her head in channel tape and junk sacks", Gibson said.

Ramos-Rivera and Montes continued to use Zengotita-Torres' cards after they dumped her body, prompting authorities to stake out ATMs in the area.

Three people were arrested on Friday in the death of a woman reported missing on Monday, according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.

The couple dumped Zengotita-Torres' body in Ormond Beach late Sunday or early Monday and then abandoned her auto, the sheriff said.

The suspects spotted Zengotita-Torres as she left a store at a shopping center where she worked in Osceola County late Sunday night.

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A murder-for-hire plot spun out of a love triangle went awry when the wrong woman was kidnapped and killed, authorities said.

"The suspect showed no regard for this victim, causing her to die from suffocation because the garbage bags were wrapped around her head", he said.

Investigators say that Ishnar Lopez-Ramos, 35, hired Glorianmarie Quinones-Montes, and Alexis Ramos-Rivera, both 22, to kill a woman who was in a relationship with a man she had romantic feelings for - but they accidentally targeted the wrong woman.

After following Zengotita-Torres back to her apartment, they forced her into the trunk of her own auto and drove to an apartment near The Mall at Millenia in Orlando. "This mother, this wife, this daughter - for no reason, at all".

Lopez Ramos was tracked down through the stolen bank card and was caught while making a withdrawal with it, all while reportedly wearing the victim's clothes. After questioning, Lopez-Ramos gave a full confession to authorities and revealed the location of the other two suspects who were then arrested.

"All three confirmed that this was a murder-for-hire and the victim was mistakenly, again mistakenly, targeted and murdered", Gibson said.

They have each been jailed and are facing charges of murder.

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