Karolay Serrano’s boyfriend ordered her murder in August to hide his relationship with her from his formal partner. He contacted a 16-year-old who linked him to two alleged hitmen who were 17 at the time. They and a 19-year-old thought to be involved were apprehended.
The 26-year-old woman, mother of a 3-year-old girl, left her job, took the bus, walked 400 meters to her home then entered a white vehicle and was never seen alive again. Her body was found in a mountainous area near the Barva volcano.
It was her family members who combed the area and found bone remains and her sneakers. Traces of blood were found in the vehicle and on cell phones and clothing that were seized.
The Public Ministry is investigating the adults for qualified homicide. The minors are being tried separately but for the same crime. The apprehended are going to be taken to the Prosecutor’s Office and precautionary measures will be requested.