So sad. Two bodies were found in Honduras and officials believe they belong to Miss Honduras 2014 and her sister. We have all the details on this unfortunate situation.
After vanishing a week ago, Miss Honduras, María José Alvarado, 19, and her sister, Sofía, 23, were reportedly found shot to death — how devastating. One of the lead suspects in the case is Sofia’s boyfriend — here’s what we know about the ongoing investigation.
Miss Honduras Dead: Maria Jose Alvarado Reportedly Found Shot To Death
Maria and her sister Sofia’s bodies were reportedly found buried near the spa where they disappeared six days ago, the Honduras National Police director told People on Nov. 19.
Forensic officials are waiting for confirmation that the bodies are in fact Maria and Sofia. They two girls were shot to death.
They were last seen on Nov. 15 in a spa in Santa Barbara. Maria and her sister, Sofia, were there to celebrate the birthday of Juan Ruiz, Sofia’s boyfriend. Both Juan and an accomplice, Aris Maldonado, have been arrested. Juan was actually the one who led authorities to the bodies.
Maria’s Mother Spoke Out After Disappearance
After the disappearance of her daughters, Maria’s mother told USA Today, “Open your hearts and understand my pain. There is an all-powerful God that sees everything and I hope you set them free.”
Maria was crowned Miss Honduras in April and was expected to compete in the Miss World Pageant in London next month. She was meant to leave for London on Sunday.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Maria and Sofia’s friends and family.
— Shira Benozilio
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