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Police find burned body in car after bystanders filmed the kidnapping



Police find burned body in car after bystanders filmed the kidnapping

Police in Florida say they may have found the body of a missing woman Thursday, just hours after she was kidnapped at gunpoint in broad daylight.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma said detectives are now investigating the disappearance of Katherine Altagracia Guerrero De Aguasvias, 31, as a homicide after remains believed to be hers were found not far from where her abduction was filmed.

Guerrero De Aguasvias drove north While on her way to see family Thursday evening, she saw a green Acura following behind her. It started “ramming” her rear bumper, Lemma told reporters.

Katherine Altagracia Guerrero De Aguasvivas through the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office

Seminole County Sheriff’s Office

At that point, the victim called her husband to tell him she was being followed, and he advised her: “Don’t stop anywhere.”

Video footage taken by a witness and obtained by a local TV station Stewart Moore of WESH shows Guerrero De Aguasvias’ car at a red light, with the green Acura right behind her.

In the video, one of the suspects is seen emerging from the green car and pointing his gun at her before she unlocks the back door, allowing him to get to the rear of the driver’s side of the car.

According to Lemma, there were at least two suspects in the Acura at the time of the incident, but it is unclear if there could be more.

Lemma said a body was found in a burning vehicle parked about 17 miles away. However, the scene was “so damaged” that investigators could not immediately confirm that the car and remains belonged to Guerrero De Aguasvias.

In addition to the vehicle and body, investigators also found twelve 10mm shell casings at the scene that matched the type of ammunition used in the weapon seen in the video.

There is no known motive, Lemma said, but the suspects appeared to know “exactly who they were following,” Lemma told reporters Friday.

“I’m guessing the place they told her to go is somewhere they’ve been before; they seemed very familiar with that area down there. I don’t think this is a random, ‘Hey, get off the road,'” Lemma said.

No arrest has been made and authorities are still searching for the suspects.