Police have arrested two men over the killing of beauty queen, Miss Honduras aka Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister, who vanished on a night out last week, according to New York Times.
Plutarco Ruiz confessed in custody to shooting and burying them.
Ruiz reportedly told police he killed Miss Honduras and her sister, Sofia Trinidad Alvarado, in a jealous rage because the latter, his girlfriend, danced with another man.
After missing for six days, the body of Miss Honduras Maria Jose Alvarado, along with her sister’s, was found near a river.
She was fatally shot as she tried to escape her sister’s jealous boyfriend, police said on Wednesday, hours after the siblings were found dead beside a river.
Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, who had been due to fly to London to compete in the Miss World beauty pageant, disappeared with her sister six days ago after a party, sparking an exhaustive search.
The violence-plagued Central American nation has been in shock since police found the sisters’ bodies buried along the banks of the Aguagual River on Wednesday and accused Sofia’s boyfriend Plutarco Ruiz of killing them on the night they went missing a week ago.
Maria Jose, who won the Miss Honduras crown in April, had been due to fly to London Wednesday to compete in the Miss World pageant.
According to Honduran media reports, police believe Ruiz, who was holding a birthday party last Thursday night at a resort outside Santa Barbara, flew into a fit of rage when he saw Sofia dancing with another man, shooting her in the head and then her beauty queen sister twice in the back. Police arrested Ruiz and an alleged accomplice, Aris Maldonado, on Tuesday.
They said they had seized a Colt-45 pistol and two vehicles, including a white pick-up truck allegedly used to transport the sisters’ bodies some 20 kilometers from the resort to the spot where they were buried.
On Wednesday, police also arrested the owner of the resort, Ventura Diaz; his wife, Elizabeth Alvarado; and their daughter Irma Nicolle. “We’re interrogating the suspects to see if there were more people involved” in trying to cover up the crime, police spokesman Jose Coello told AFP. Officials have accused Ruiz of taking his pick-up to a garage after burying the sisters and having it cleaned and repainted.
Boyfriend Confesses To Killings: Miss Honduras, Maria Jose Alvarado,19 And Her Sister.