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Man charged with burying girlfriend under porch in Ruskin

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Alejandro Flores-Sanchez Alejandro Flores-Sanchez
Angela Tavarez-Caballero Angela Tavarez-Caballero
The scene where the body of 35-year-old Angela Tavarez was found buried behind her Ruskin home. The scene where the body of 35-year-old Angela Tavarez was found buried behind her Ruskin home.
Woman found dead, buried under back porch of her home in Ruskin. Boyfriend allegedly confessed to the killing and told deputies where to find the body. Woman found dead, buried under back porch of her home in Ruskin. Boyfriend allegedly confessed to the killing and told deputies where to find the body.
RUSKIN, FL (WFLA) - Investigators were called to a house on 5th Avenue Southeast in Ruskin, after family members of the woman who lived there with her boyfriend became concerned because they hadn't heard from her since Tuesday.

Initially, detectives talked to her boyfriend, who told them conflicting stories about the victim, 35-year-old Angela Tavarez-Caballero.

After several hours of questioning, Alejandro Flores-Sanchez confessed to the crime.

“We re-interviewed the suspect who subsequently admitted to use that he got into an altercation with the victim and killed her,” said Col. Donna Lusczynski with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Flores-Sanchez eventually told detectives where they could find the victim's body:  buried beneath the back porch.

“He one layer of plywood on the sub floor there was another layer of plywood,” said Col. Lusczynski.  “He took a 2 by 4 off the sub floor and dug a hole four feet deep and placed her body in that hole.”

Neighbors who live near the murder scene had no idea what happened two doors down.

“We are surprised, really, really surprised because we can't imagine that he would do something like that,” said Cynthia Ramirez.  “They was friendly and would never fight in front of us."

Flores-Sanchez has been charged with second degree murder and is being held in the Hillsborough County jail.


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