A woman's body was found in Ormond Beach Monday and was later identified as Janice Marie Zengotita-Torres, who had been reported missing out of Osceola County.
They said Ishnar Lopez-Ramos, 35, wanted to kill a woman who was in a relationship with a man she loved, Fox 35 Orlando reported.
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.
The kidnappers then allegedly forced Zengotita-Torres to give them her ATM card and information so they could withdraw money from her account. She died of suffocation.
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.
"It was just a mistaken identity", Gibson said.
"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.
Authorities found Janice Zengotita-Torres body Tuesday in Volusia County. She had been beaten and suffocated
Authorities late Friday announced three arrests in the death of 42-year-old Janice Zengotita-Torres, of Kissimmee.
Sheriff Gibson said the suspects then realized Zengotita-Torres was not their intended target, "but continued with their plan of murder and tied the victim with zip ties and then [covered] her head in duct tape and garbage bags", according to the Sentinel.
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. 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. They have been charged with murder and jailed.
Three suspects are in custody for the kidnapping and murder of a Florida woman in what authorities say was a murder-for-hire orchestrated by a jilted lover.
Gibson praised the actions of the family in securing the arrests.
The suspects took after the wrong lady out of the dim store and to her condo where they "coercively put the casualty into the back of her own vehicle, and afterward headed out", Gibson said.
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