The three people arrested in connection with the abduction and murder of 42-year-old Janice Marie Zengotita-Torres faced an Osceola County judge Saturday morning. The judge denied bond for all three after finding probable cause.
According to Osceola County Sheriff Detectives, Ishnar Lopez-Ramos, 35, allegedly hired Glorianmarie Quinones-Montes, 22, and Alexis Ramos-Rivera, 22, to kill a woman in a relationship with a man Lopez-Ramos loved, but they instead abducted Janice Marie Zengotita-Torres when she was leaving the Ross store at the Loop in Kissimmee where she worked.
Zengotita-Torres’ body was found in Ormond Beach Monday and was later identified as the woman who had been reported missing out of Osceola County.
Ramos was arrested Thursday night while using Zengotita-Torres’ ATM card to withdraw cash from an ATM in the area, according to authorities. Sheriff Gibson said she was wearing Zengotita-Torres’ clothing when she was arrested.
She confessed and implicated Montes and Rivera, who were arrested at a hotel in Orange County.
The three people charged in her death all came to Central Florida from Puerto Rico in late December, deputies 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.
The three suspects are each facing first-degree murder charges and are being held without bond.