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Authorities: Body found in burned vehicle could be missing Homestead woman

Answers sought in disappearance of Homestead woman
Answers sought in disappearance of Homestead woman 02:46

MIAMI - The Seminole County Sheriff's Office believes a body found inside a burning vehicle in Osceola County is that of a missing Homestead woman. 

Fatal Carjacking Florida
This screen grab taken from a nearby motorist's cellphone video and provided by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office shows a man pointing a gun at the driver of an SUV at an intersection just outside Winter Springs, Fla., Thursday, April 11, 2024. The suspect emerged from the car seen behind the SUV. (Courtesy of Seminole County Sheriff's Office via AP) / AP

Katherine Altagracia Guerrero De Aguasvias, 31, was the victim of a carjacking, which happened Wednesday evening at an intersection in unincorporated Seminole County and was captured on cellphone video.

In the video, a man in a black hoodie and what appears to be a Halloween mask gets out of a green Acura and approaches a white Dodge Durango ahead of it. He then points a weapon at the driver of the Durango and opens the driver's side door. The man then opens the rear door on the driver's side and gets in.

The SUV then drives off with the green Acura following it.

The Durango had "For Sale" and a phone number written in plain view on the back window. 

Sheriff Lemma Provides Update on Armed Carjacking

Sheriff Lemma is briefing the press on yesterday evening's armed carjacking in the area of Tuskawilla and East Lake Drive in Unincorporated Winter Springs.

Posted by Seminole County Sheriff's Office on Friday, April 12, 2024

Authorities said a vehicle believed to be the one driven by Katherine was eventually found set ablaze in Osceola County. Inside it, they found a body. They believe that the body is the missing Homestead woman.

An autopsy will need to confirm their findings.    

The sheriff said Katherine called her husband and he told her not to stop. 

Authorities said bullet casings were on the ground near the vehicle. 

"The perpetrators knew who they were going after," Sheriff Dennis Lemma said.  

Lemma believes the suspect knew the area. 

Authorities continue to investigate. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Seminole Sheriff's Office. 

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