Carjacking and Tow Truck Driver Killing Linked in Florida Investigation

Deadly carjacking and tow truck driver's murder linked in Florida, raising public safety concerns. Suspects at large, deputy arrested for leaking info. Coordinated law enforcement response needed.

Sakchi Khandelwal
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Carjacking and Tow Truck Driver Killing Linked in Florida Investigation

Carjacking and Tow Truck Driver Killing Linked in Florida Investigation

Authorities in Florida have revealed a connection between a deadly carjacking and the shooting death of a tow truck driver in separate counties. The Seminole County Sheriff's Office stated that the April 10 carjacking of Katherine Altagracia Guerrero De Aguasvivas, 31, and the April 9 killing of tow truck driver Juan Luis Cintron Garcia in Orange County are linked.

Investigators found a green Acura vehicle that was involved in both incidents. The Acura was captured on video during the armed carjacking of De Aguasvivas in Winter Springs. Her burned-out Dodge Durango was later discovered in Osceola County with a body inside, believed to be hers. The same Acura had been towed by Garcia's company from an Orange County apartment complex on March 19, one day before he was shot and killed in Taft.

Over 100 rounds of uncommon 10mm ammunition were fired at the scene of Garcia's murder, and the same type of rounds were used in the carjacking. Authorities believe the suspects and De Aguasvivas knew each other, and that she was targeted, though the motive remains unclear.

Why this matters:The linked crimes have raised concerns about public safety and the overt nature of the attacks. The investigation spans multiple counties and involves the deaths of two individuals, highlighting the need for a coordinated law enforcement response and community vigilance.

An Orange County deputy, Francisco Estrella, was arrested for allegedly leaking information about the case to De Aguasvivas' husband, who is a childhood friend of the deputy's wife. "The husband is cooperating, but I think he knows a lot more than he's sharing with us," said Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma. The suspects in the green Acura remain at large and are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is urged to contact authorities.

Key Takeaways

  • Deadly carjacking in Florida linked to tow truck driver's murder
  • Green Acura vehicle involved in both incidents, suspects at large
  • Over 100 rounds of uncommon 10mm ammo used in tow truck driver's murder
  • Orange County deputy arrested for leaking info to victim's husband
  • Investigations span multiple counties, highlighting need for coordinated response