Florida Woman Becomes Victim Of Mistaken Identity In Murder-For-Hire Plot

Florida Woman Becomes Victim Of Mistaken Identity In Murder-For-Hire Plot

Investigators told WFTV that Ishnar Lopez-Ramos, 35, allegedly hired Glorianmarie Quinones-Montes, 22, and Alexis Ramos-Rivera, 22, to carry out a hit on a woman he had been in a relationship with.

Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson said they eventually realized Zengotita-Torres was the wrong woman, but they killed her anyway.

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.

Authorities found Janice Zengotita-Torres' body Tuesday in Volusia County.

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.

Florida police have arrested three individuals in relation to the murder of a woman whose body was discovered on 9 January.

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

Authorities say that Zengotita-Torres, who was a mother to a 14-year-old son, was found Monday, Jan. 8.

"This woman lost her life for no reason".

Gibson said that's when Ramos and Rivera realized they had abducted the wrong person, but made a decision to continue with their plan.

Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson amid a news meeting Friday told correspondents the suspects purposefully focused on the 42-year-old Kissimmee inhabitant due to an instance of mixed up character.

One station reported that Gibson choked up as he announced the arrests.

Ramos-Rivera and Quinones-Montes both followed the victim to a parking lot near her home and allegedly abducted her. "I get emotional, because it touches me so deeply that one of our citizens was killed in such a manner over a mistake in identification, and in the end, it appears to be a lover's triangle".

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

"All three confirmed that this was a murder-for-hire and that the victim was mistakenly - again, mistakenly - targeted and murdered as being the person they thought was the intended victim", Gibson said.

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.