Florida mother mistakenly murdered in love triangle gone awry, report says
Jan 14 2018 by Desiree Burns
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.
Janice Zengotita-Torres, 42, was leaving a Ross Dress for Less near Kissimmee last Sunday night when the suspected contract killers - Alexis Ramos-Rivera, 22, and his girlfriend Glorianmarie Quinones Montes - followed her home and forced Zengotita-Torres into the back of her own vehicle and drove her to an apartment near The Mall at Millenia in Orlando. She died of suffocation.
He said when Zengotita-Torres tried to fight back she was beaten unconscious.
Sheriff Gibson says 35-year-old Ishnar Lopez Ramos confessed to hiring Glorianne Quinones Montes and Alexis Ramos Rivera junior.
"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".
"They were remarkable, strong and instrumental in catching the suspects".
"The suspects continued with their plan of murder and tied the victim with zip ties, and then her head in duct tape and garbage bags", he said, according to the station.
But the scheme missed its mark, Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson told WFTV, as a 42-year-old Osceola County woman, with no apparent relationship to the perpetrators, was mistaken for the intended target and brutally killed.
The suspects spotted Zengotita-Torres as she left a store at a shopping center where she worked in Osceola County late Sunday night.
Ramos-Rivera, Montes and Lopez-Ramos have all been accused of first-degree kill.
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. Authorities found her body on Ormond Beach days later, miles away from her home.
As she was being led from the Osceola County Sheriff's Office to a cruiser that would take her to jail, Quinones-Montes cried and denied she was involved.
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. The sheriff's office said it has located the intended victim, who declined offers from authorities to protect her.