A hit team hired to end a love triangle realized that they kidnapped the wrong woman but they killed her anyway. According to Law & Crime, 42-year-old Janice Zengotita-Torres was mistaken as the target in a murder-for-hire scheme in Florida. Her kidnappers, 22-year-old Alexis Ramos-Rivera and 22-year-old Glorianmarie Quinones-Montes (seen above) as well as 35-year-old Ishnar Lopez-Ramos were arrested and booked on Friday for murder.
According to The Orlando Sentinel, Ishnar Lopez-Ramos (seen below) was upset that a “man she loved” was in a relationship with another woman. Authorities believe that she hired Ramos-Rivera and his girlfriend, Quinones-Montes to kill the other woman. The two tracked a woman matching the target's description. They saw Zengotita-Torres, the mistaken victim, at the Ross Dress For Less store near Kissimmee, Florida on Sunday night. They followed her back to her apartment and forced her into the back of her car. The kidnappers then drove the woman to an apartment in Orlando and soon realized they had the wrong target.
This didn't deter them from allegedly violently attacking her. “However, the suspects continued with their plan of murder and tied the victim with zip ties and then [covered] her head in duct tape and garbage bags,” Sheriff Russ Gibson explained.
Ramos-Rivera beat the victim to the point of unconsciouness and then suffocated her with garbage bags around her head. The cause of death was suffocation. Then the suspects drove the victim's car and dumped the victim's body in Ormond Beach. She was found by Spectrum cable company workers on Monday morning. “She was the target of a senseless act of violence in which she was robbed of her life,” shared Gibson during a news conference. He got emotional, saying that he felt for victims' pain. “The family members, what they are [going through] right now, they shouldn’t have to go through."
Lopez-Ramos was arrested on Friday after using the victim's ATM card. Ramos-Rivera and his girlfriend were arrested later. All three confessed.
They have been booked into the Osceola County Jail on first-degree murder charges.
Following the crime, authorities have contacted the intended victim of the hit. Although they have offered her protective services, she declined.
Zenogotita-Torres (seen below) is survived by her husband, son and mother.
[Osceola County Jail, Osceola County Sheriff's Dept]