Investigators in Florida are seeking suspects in the abduction, torture, and execution of two truckers whose bodies were discovered in Miami-Dade County last weekend.
The battered bodies of Osmar Oliva, 50, and Johan Gonzalez Quesada, 26, were found dumped in an abandoned yard in Opa-locka, Florida on Saturday, police said. Oliva and Quesada were shot point-blank by men in masks, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
Investigators said that the two men, whose hands were tied when they were discovered, were tortured for hours in the back of a moving truck, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
A third man, who has not been identified by law enforcement, was badly beaten but survived the ordeal, the Miami Herald reported. He’s currently in critical condition, police said.
"At this time it is not certain if detectives have been able to speak with the third victim and so once the third victim has recovered enough and is in health to be speaking with the detectives they will be doing so," Miami-Dade Police Detective Angel Rodriguez said, according to NBC Miami.
No arrests have been made and detectives in Florida are now scrambling to identify the assailants.
“Right now the investigation is still underway,” Det. Khristopher Welch told Oxygen.com.
Authorities declined to release a possible motive for the murders.
The family of Oliva, who was the owner of a local freight shipping company, said that he was a father of three, the Miami Herald reported.
“He was a very good person,” his widow told the paper. “I don’t know why this happened to him.”
Quesada was a father to two daughters, including a newborn girl who was born in late November. His father described him as a “marvelous person” and a family man with a “huge heart.”
“This is such an extraordinary shock,” Ovidio Gonzalez Roche told the Miami Herald. “I can’t explain what’s happened.”
Both men reportedly had a criminal history.
Oliva was one of three men arrested for allegedly unloading cargo off of a hijacked tractor-trailer in 2007. The charges were ultimately dropped by prosecutors.
In 2019, Quesada was also arrested on similar charges. He was found to be in possession of stolen shipped goods, including frozen ship and air conditioning units, which were discovered in his home, according to the Tampa Bay Times. He had pleaded not guilty and was awaiting trial on the charges, according to the newspaper.
A $5,000 reward has been issued related to information pertaining to the slayings of the two truckers.
Anyone with information related to the murders of Oliva and Quesada is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477 or 866-471-8477.
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