Missing woman in Osceola County found dead; 3 people arrested

Katrina Barker
January 15, 2018

"Every one of the three affirmed this was a murder for enlist and that the casualty was erroneously focused on and killed", the Sheriff said.

Gibson said they tracked down a woman they believed to be the target and forced her into the back of her vehicle and drove her to another location. Her body was dumped in Ormond Beach, six miles north of Daytona, Florida.

A woman's body was found in Ormond Beach on Monday and was later identified as Janice Marie Zengotita-Torres, who had been reported missing out of Osceola County, officials said.

Gibson said Zengotita-Torres had moved to Florida from Puerto Rico a year ago, along with her mother, her husband, and their 14-year-old son.

Investigators say Janice Zengotita-Torrres, 42, was killed after being mistaken for the target in a murder-for-hire plot in Osceola County, Fla.

Ramos-Rivera and Quinones-Montes both followed the victim to a parking lot near her home and allegedly abducted her.

Deputies told CNN that Ishnar Lopez Ramos paid Gloriamarie Quinnones Montes and Alex Ramos Rivera to help her kill a woman - a woman allegedly involved with the same man as her.

"However, the suspects continued with their plan of murder and tied the victim with zip ties and then (covered) her head in duct tape and garbage bags", the sheriff said.

During the incident, Lopez-Ramos and Ramos-Rivera "realized that they had mistakenly taken the wrong person", he said. They then made Zengotita-Torres give them her ATM card and pin number and used it to withdraw money, he 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. Gibson said Lopez, Ramos, and Quinones-Montes each confessed.

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

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

Montes, Ramos and Rivera are charged with first-degree murder.

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

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