The 19-year-old beauty queen went missing Thursday and authorities confirmed her death and that of her sister, Sofia Trinidad, 23, on Wednesday. Trinidad’s boyfriend, Plutarco Ruiz, is among four suspects in the murders.
A Honduras beauty queen was shot to death trying to flee after her sister’s boyfriend flew into a jealous rage at a birthday party held in his honor last week, authorities in the Central American country said.
Plutarco Ruiz admitted to gunning down Sofia Trinidad, 23, after seeing her dance with another man last Thursday before he turned the weapon on her sister, Miss Honduras 2014 Maria Jose Alvarado, authorities said Wednesday.
The 19-year-old brunette beauty was scheduled to fly Sunday to London in advance of the Miss World Pageant, meant to begin in December. But she and Trinidad were killed and then buried near a riverbank not far from the Santa Barbara spa where the party was held.