An alleged drunken night of hide-and-seek gone wrong led to the death of Jorge Torrez Jr. who was zipped inside of a suitcase by his girlfriend and forgotten over night.
Sarah Boone from Orlando, Florida was arrested on Tuesday and charged with second-degree murder.
According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, deputies arrived at the 4700 block of Frantz Lane in Winter Park on Monday around 1 p.m. after responding to Boone's call reporting that her boyfriend was dead.
Arrested: Sarah Boone, 42, for Second Degree Murder in the death of 42-year-old Jorge Torres Jr., who died after Bo… https://t.co/8jI5rQbenc— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@Orange County Sheriff's Office)1582680984.0
Boone told investigators that she thought it would be funny if her boyfriend got into her blue suitcase outside of her home.
Court records indicated the couple was drunk and she passed out in her bed.
By the time she woke up the next morning, she realized Torrez Jr. was still inside the suitcase.
By the time she got to him, he was unresponsive.
Florida woman charged with murder after allegedly zipping boyfriend in suitcase, leaving him to die… https://t.co/6HclKiE6mo— konniemoments1 (@konniemoments1)1582736607.0
This is such a bizarre and awful story. Investigators in the Orlando area say a woman murdered her boyfriend by zip… https://t.co/rLkJZqqLW4— Lisa Greenberg (@Lisa Greenberg)1582720763.0
After discovering he was dead, Boone said she contacted her ex-husband who lived nearby, and he suggested she should call 911.
According to Click Orlando, cops discovered a laceration on the victim's lips and bruising around the eyes.
The Medical Examiner's Office additionally discovered he had scratch marks on his back among other injuries.
Boone denied having a physical altercation with Torrez Jr. prior to getting into the suitcase.
People had questions.
@FirstThemNEWS How small was her boyfriend?— ParadigmCT101 (@ParadigmCT101)1582716711.0
@OrangeCoSheriff So many questions. Got a minute?— LS (@LS)1582681067.0
@OrangeCoSheriff Wait, did she actually put him in there? Did he even try to stop her from zipping that up? REALLY!… https://t.co/ozAnOVAglw— Diane Kish (@Diane Kish)1582731368.0
@Complex are we gonna overlook fact she claims they were playing hide and seek...— kash♕money (@kash♕money)1582738666.0
@Complex Did she seriously blame it on Hide and Seek ? What grown man would hide in a suitcase and get trapped and… https://t.co/HChyaBqeeW— Juman2Human (@Juman2Human)1582737531.0
@Newsweek How did she get him in the suitcase? This woman is crazy. He had to be drugged.— Power2People (@Power2People)1582717990.0
The Sheriff's Office said Boone gave the deputies written and verbal consent to search her phone.
They retrieved two videos, one of which showed the suitcase facing down with Torrez Jr. inside pushing in an attempt to get out.
According to court records, he can be heard yelling Boone's name from inside, saying he cannot breathe.
"I can't f**king breathe, seriously."
Boone sounded like she was laughing and taunting him in response, saying:
"Yeah that's what you do when you choke me."
@FirstThemNEWS This was very disturbing. Watch the games you play with people. Especially a vindictive woman.— Frazier Kyle (@Frazier Kyle)1582725132.0
@Newsweek Based on the Story she should be charged with 1st Degree Murder. She put him in the suitcase and then re… https://t.co/95XsWjOGQw— 🇺🇸 Marco Montana 🇺🇸 (@🇺🇸 Marco Montana 🇺🇸)1582719766.0
In another video, Torrez Jr. continues pleading to be let out, and Boone mocks him, saying:
"That's on you. Oh, that's what I feel like when you cheat on me."
"You should probably shut the f'k up."
With another bizarre and tragic headline coming from the sunshine state, people were not surprised.
@FirstThemNEWS Florida is the undisputed champion of insanity and unbelievable examples of ridiculous human behavio… https://t.co/hsyqev0tg0— Chris Brown (@Chris Brown)1582716731.0
@Complex Ffs... New case to add to my list. Wtf is wrong with this world. 😔— Mara (@Mara)1582736616.0
@Complex Florida never fails to amaze me— Interest: 🤔 (@Interest: 🤔)1582737265.0
Deputies decided to arrest Boone after she gave "inconsistencies" in her statement in addition to the obtained video footage.
They wrote in a statement:
"Jorge begged Sarah repeatedly telling her he could not breathe and Sarah left him in the suitcase."
"[This] therefore proves the unlawful killing of Jorge by Sarah's actions that were imminently dangerous and demonstrated a depraved mind without regard for Jorge's life."