Miss Honduras María José Alvarado and Sister Found Dead

Maria Jose Alvarado

Miss Honduras María José Alvarado and Sister Found Dead

Beauty queen was scheduled to compete for Miss World next month.

Published November 19, 2014

The lives of Honduran beauty queen María José Alvarado and her sister Sofía Alvarado ended tragically this past week, sometime after the siblings went missing following a spa holiday. The bodies of the sisters have been found buried near the site where they disappeared six days ago, says the director of the Honduras National Police.

19-year-old Alvarado, who was crowned Miss Honduras 2014 in April, and her sister, 23, were shot to death according to police reports. Plutarco Ruiz, the boyfriend of Sofia, and an accomplice, Aris Maldonado, have been arrested for their murder.

Alvarado was scheduled to compete for the Miss World crown in London next month.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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