Sheriff: Person of interest in deadly carjacking, kidnapping in custody; search underway for 2 more

SANFORD, Fla. — Update:

Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma announced during a Friday afternoon news conference that a person of interest has been named in a deadly carjacking and kidnapping that happened last week.


Lemma said that Jordanish Torres-Garcia -- who is now in custody -- has been named a person of interest in connection with the carjacking and kidnapping of Katherine Altagracia Guerrero De Aguasvivas, 31.

Investigators said she was kidnapped at gunpoint shortly before 6 p.m. April 11 at East Lake Drive and Tuskawilla Road near Winter Springs. She was later found dead.

Lemma said that sweatshirt of the person seen kidnapping Aguasvivas matches one that Torres-Garcia is seen wearing in his Facebook profile photo.

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The sheriff said investigators are still searching for two more people in connection with the case, including a man with whom Aguasvivas FaceTimed while driving through downtown Orlando on Interstate 4.

Lemma said investigators raided the man’s Casselberry home, where they found fentanyl and a gun unrelated to the case. He faces charges in connection with those discoveries.

The sheriff said that the man’s girlfriend is now in custody after having received a delivery of 3 kilos of cocaine in Osceola County.

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Lemma said they continue to search for another person who was in the vehicle following Aguasvivas before she was carjacked and kidnapped.

“We still don’t know yet who the other occupant in the green Acura is,” he said. “We’ll continue to work that part of the investigation.”

Lemma said investigators also learned that Aguasvivas, who is from from South Florida, did not travel to Central Florida to visit relatives as first though -- instead, she was in the area to “deliver money and other stuff” to a friend.

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See the sheriff’s full news conference below:

Earlier story:

Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma is scheduled to give an update Friday afternoon on a deadly carjacking and kidnapping that happened last week.

Investigators said Katherine Altagracia Guerrero De Aguasvivas, 31, was carjacked at gunpoint shortly before 6 p.m. April 11 at East Lake Drive and Tuskawilla Road near Winter Springs.

They said cellphone video showed someone in a 2002 green Acura driving behind her and hitting her car from behind.

Investigators said De Aguasvivas called her husband for help, and he told her to stop her vehicle.

They said they believe that a person who was in the Acura pointed a gun at De Aguasvivas and got into her back seat.

At gunpoint, De Aguasvivas drove through multiple counties until they reached Osceola County, where the car was found on fire.

Investigators said De Aguasvivas had traveled to Central Florida from South Florida, arriving at the Orlando area at about 2 p.m. Thursday.

They said that she had stopped at a Shell gas station to refuel her vehicle shortly before being carjacked.

Deputies said Friday that a body was later found in the burning car in Osceola County and that the vehicle matched the description of the white Dodge Durango that she was driving.

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Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly, WFTV.com

Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.