Wrong woman killed in love triangle murder-for-hire plot, officials say

Missing woman in Osceola County found dead; 3 people arrested

Missing woman in Osceola County found dead; 3 people arrested

Kissimmee detectives say a woman hired a couple to kill a romantic rival, and the couple killed the wrong woman.

They then drove 80 miles (128km) to dump her body in Volusia County.

A Florida woman found dead on the side of the road was mistakenly targeted in a murder-for-hire plot sparked by a love triangle, police said.

A woman's body was found Monday in Florida's Ormond Beach and later identified as 42-year-old Janice Marie Zengotita-Torres, who had been reported missing in Osceola County.

"I get enthusiastic in light of the fact that it just touches me so profoundly that one of our nationals was murdered in such a way finished mixed up character", Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson said. That woman, who was never harmed, and Zengotita-Torres, who was married and the mother of a 14-year-old boy, were co-workers.

The suspects tied Zengotita-Torres with zip ties, covered her head with a garbage bag then Rivera beat her until she was unconscious, according to authorities.

As per agents, Ishnar Marie Lopez-Ramos was hoping to kill a lady who was included with a man she additionally had sentimental affections for, as indicated by Fox 35.

The target worked at the same store as Zengotita-Torres, and she reportedly bore a close resemblance to her.

The pair allegedly mistook Zengotita-Torres for the target, but even after realizing she was the wrong person, they allegedly bound her and suffocated her with garbage bags, Gibson said. "This mother, this wife, this daughter - for no reason, at all", Gibson said.

Authorities arrested Lopez-Ramos on Friday after she was caught on surveillance camera allegedly wearing Zengotita-Torres's clothing while trying to use the victim's ATM card. After kidnapping her, they drove to a nearby bank where they supposedly withdrew money using Zengotita-Torres's ATM card, the sheriff's office said.

Following a series of transactions, police nabbed Lopez-Ramos, who led them to the other two suspects in the case.

All three suspects, originally from Puerto Rico, had recently relocated to Central Florida around Christmas, he said.

All three of the people involved have been charged with first degree murder.

Lopez-Ramos, Ramos-Rivera and Quinones-Montes have been booked in Osceola County Jail and face charges of premeditated first-degree murder, according to jail records.

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