November 19th, 2014 12:51 EST
Miss Honduras, Maria Jose Alvarado, and Her Sister Murdered by Plutarco Ruiz, Boyfriend of Sofia Trinidad! Why?
It`s hard to understand how and why Miss Honduras, Maria Jose Alvarado, along with her sister, Sofia Trinidad, just suddenly disappear last Thursday (11/13). My lack of understanding is partially cleared up (somewhat), after reading a small sidebar that appeared in The Daily Mail, telling you just how violent Honduras is.
San Pedro Sula is the most violent city on the earth, averaging 3 murders per day (3.3 a day, with a total of 1,218 homicides in 2012 alone). Miss Honduras lives in Santa Barbara, but I don`t know whether this is much of a saving grace, in a country run by thuggish drug cartels (as such, the criminals probably control the entire country). High levels of poverty are a good way of explaining why the drug trade, and thereby ubiquitous violence, has an iron grip here.
Apparently, Maria wasn`t kidnapped, since the culprits haven`t demanded a ransom; but we hear Miss Honduras and her sister got in a Champagne-colored car (without license plates), heading to a party at a resort (a spa) outside of their town, Santa Barbara. (Miss Honduras Is Target of Search-The New York Times)
I watched some footage of Maria Jose Alvarado receiving the crown last April; she`s a very lovely young lady, but she`s only 19-years-old, so this is what really troubles me! Maria was on her way to London on Sunday, gearing up for Miss World with a dress fitting, but as sad it is to say, it doesn`t look like this trip will happen for Maria.
It has been reported, I might point out, that the National Police have a good idea who did this, even implicating Sofia`s boyfriend (Plutarco Ruiz) somehow, along with the owner of this supposed resort (if that is, in fact, what it was).
Okay, so this fact makes me feel a lot better (there`s an ironic tone in my voice)! Now that we know who did it, we have to ask why they did it; and what it is they did? Did they kill the sisters just for the hell of it? Were they jealous of the beauty queen`s success? And then, finally, I must express my skepticism about the National Police (the director is Ramon Sabillon-NYT) doing anything about it, or actually arresting the bad guys who did this (before I read the news!).
Arresting Cartel Lords is a risky business to get into; especially when they are your boss who gives you a paycheck! PS They just found them buried and murdered! The boyfriend, Plutarco Ruiz, shot and buried them! Time now to find out the motive; who was Plutarco working for?