Reports state that the killer duo forced Zengotita-Torres into the trunk of her vehicle, tortured her for her ATM card, and then suffocated and killed her with garbage bags. He said she moved to Osceola County from Puerto Rico a year ago and lived with her husband, her 14-year-old son and her mother.
A utility worker discovered the body of Janice Marie Zengotita-Torres Monday morning, a day after she was first reported missing by her family, My News 13 reported.
Reports indicate that the intended target of the alleged plot was not injured, however, as the couple she hired identified the wrong woman.
According to investigators, Ishnar Lopez-Ramos, 35, allegedly hired Glorianmarie Quinones-Montes, 22, and Alexis Ramos-Rivera, 22, to kill a woman in a relationship with a man she loved.
"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. Her body was dumped in Ormond Beach, six miles north of Daytona, Florida.
One station reported that Gibson choked up as he announced the arrests.
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Gibson said that's when Ramos and Rivera realized they had abducted the wrong person, but chose to continue with their plan.
Authorities late Friday announced three arrests in the death of 42-year-old Janice Zengotita-Torres, of Kissimmee.
She chose to contract Alexis Ramos-Rivera and his sweetheart, Glorianmarie Quinones Montes, to slaughter the lady, yet they confused Zengotita-Torres for their objective and stole her. 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. Lopez-Ramos gave a full confession to authorities and implicated the other two suspects, who were subsequently arrested and provided full confessions as well, according to the sheriff's office.
"All three confirmed this was a murder for hire and that the victim was mistakenly targeted and murdered", the Sheriff said.
As of now, all three suspects have been booked in Osceola County Jail and face charges of premeditated first-degree murder.
The woman who was the intended target of the murder-for-hire plot has been notified about the scheme against her but has denied protective services, deputies said.