Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Florida mother mistakenly murdered in love triangle gone awry, report says

Florida mother mistakenly murdered in love triangle gone awry, report says

Authorities found her body on Ormond Beach days later, miles away from her home.

A Florida woman found dead in favor of the street was erroneously focused in a murder-for-enlist plot started by an adoration triangle, police said.

Ramos-Rivera and Montes allegedly abducted the victim as she left work, according to Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson.

Ramos beat the woman until she passed out, Gibson said, and she eventually died of suffocation from the garbage bags.

The victim was identified as Janice Marie Zengotita-Torres, 42, of Kissimmee, a city in central Florida's Osceola County, just south of Orlando.

Zengotita-Torres moved to Osceola County from Puerto Rico with her 14-year-old-son, husband and father about a year ago, investigators said.

Ishnar Lopez-Ramos, 35, allegedly hired Alexis Ramos-Rivera, 22, and his girlfriend Glorianmarie Quinones-Montes, also 22, to kill a woman who was in a relationship with a man she loved.

The kidnappers then allegedly forced Zengotita-Torres to give them her ATM card and information so they could withdraw money from her account.

Zengotita-Torres worked at the same store as the intended target and the two looked similar, investigators said.


Lopez-Ramos then hired Alexis Ramos-Rivera and Glorianmarie Quinones Montes to carry out the murder, the station reported.

The confession came in Friday from the three people who are now charged with killing Janice Zengotita-Torres.

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.

Gloriamarie Quinnones Montes is facing a premeditated murder charge and Alex Ramos Rivera is looking at a first degree murder charge as well, authorities said.

It wasn't until the suspects took the woman to an apartment in Orlando that they allegedly realized they had abducted the wrong person.

Following a progression of exchanges, police captured Lopez-Ramos, who drove them to the next two suspects for the situation.

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

The three suspects, all of whom moved to Florida from Puerto Rico on December 26, told authorities it was a botched murder-for-hire plot in which Zengotita-Torres was mistakenly targeted.

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