By H. Nelson Goodson
November 19, 2014
Santa Bárbara, Honduras - On Wednesday, the bodies of both María José Alvarado, Miss Honduras Mundo 2014 and her sister, Sofia Trinidad Alvarado, 23, were found buried in a shallow grave near the Aguagua River located by a mountain in the municipality of Arada in Santa Bárbara, according to Leandro Osorio, spokesperson for the Honduras National Criminal Investigation Agency. Osorio says, that Plutarco Antonio Ruiz, 28, Trinidad's boyfriend has confessed to killing her over a jealousy rage after he saw her dancing with another man at his birthday party. They got into a heated argument and Ruiz took out a gun and fatally shot Trinidad. Ruiz then turned the gun on Alvarado as she tried to flee. Alvarado, Miss Honduras World 2014 was shot twice in the back.
The preliminary investigation indicated that Ruiz and an accomplice had took the bodies of both sisters in a white Toyota to an isolated the river front where they were buried. The murder weapon has been recovered and a vehicle has been seized for evidence by authorities. The white Toyota was taken to a paint and repair shop by Ruiz to clean up any evidence of blood, according to authorities.
Another accomplice, Aris Valentin Maldonado has been detained. Ruiz was taken into custody on Tuesday. Both suspects are facing homicide charges.