Miss Honduras Maria Jose Alvarado, 19 has been found dead along with her sister, Sofia Trinidad, 23 after the Miss World pageant contestant was reported missing Thursday. The discovery of the sisters’ bodies would lead to four men being questioned including that of Trinidad’s boyfriend, Plutarco Antonio Ruiz.
Authorities would first be notified of Miss Honduras Maria Jose Alvarado’s disappearance along with her sister after the pair had attended a party for the elder sister’s boyfriend, Ruiz. The two women would be last seen alive in a car without a license plate as they left Plutarco Ruiz’s birthday party.
Prior to her disappearance, Alvarado had been preparing for the Miss World pageant in London scheduled for next month reports the bbc.
Maria Jose Alvarado’s preparations would come after claiming the Miss Honduras crown in April after defeating 18 other women.
Local media would report that the sisters had been celebrating at a spa in Santa Barbara when they vanished.
Told the beauty queen’s mother, Teresa Munoz: ‘Witnesses said my daughter left the spa with three men,’
‘I tried repeatedly all night to call their cell phones without any response.’
Prior to the discovery of the sister’s bodies the mother had pressed that the primary suspect be interrogated after having gone with him to the birthday party.
National Bureau of Criminal Investigation chief Leandro Osorio would tell that the sister’s bodies were found in Cablotales village, near the River Aguagua.
Reiterating: ‘We are 100% sure that it’s them.’
The bureau chief would tell along with Ruiz been detained as a suspect, weapons and a car had been seized.
Prior to her disappearance Maria Alvarado had been set to fly off to London on Sunday to participate in the world competition.
The brunette beauty described herself as a student and aspiring diplomat who enjoys playing soccer and volleyball.
After being crowned in April in Honduras, Maria Jose Alvarado was set to fly off to London on Sunday to participate in the world competition.
She was preparing to face off with a total of 120 contestants from around the world in London, with the finals scheduled for Dec. 14.
According to a UN report, Honduras has the world’s highest homicide rate, with 90.4 people murdered per 100,000 of the population.