Her name was Keishla Rodriguez.
She was 27 years old.
His unrecognizable body was found at the foot of a bridge in San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico.
Only dental records allowed his identification.
Her feet were tied to a block of stone.
The first elements of the investigation reveal traces of drugs in the body of the young woman, who was beaten before being thrown into the void.
Keishla Rodriguez was six weeks pregnant with a well-known man on the island.
Her name ?
Felix Verdejo Sanchez.
This boxer is suspected by local authorities of being the sponsor and perpetrator of the murder.
Beaten by Lomachenko at the Olympics
If he is known on this Caribbean island, it is because Felix Verdejo Sanchez is one of the most famous Puerto Rican champions. The 27-year-old is a professional lightweight boxer. He had represented his country at the London Olympics in 2012. He was then beaten in the quarterfinals of his category by a certain Vasyl Lomachenko, a Ukrainian who has since become one of the best boxers on the planet. Without being a huge champion, the Puerto Rican has a record of twenty-seven fights and only two defeats among the pros.
Married to an influencer and father of a two-year-old girl, Sanchez was Keishla Rodriguez's lover. However, the mother of the deceased told the local newspaper Nuevo Dia on Monday, May 3 that "Sanchez had already threatened her daughter long before she fell pregnant". “He told her that if that were to happen, he would abort her, because he was already married, that he is a boxer and a public figure. "
Keishla Rodriguez would have liked to announce her pregnancy to her lover.
She had given him an appointment on Thursday, April 29 in the evening in a park in San Juan.
According to the FBI, the boxer already knew about it and, two days earlier, he had contacted an accomplice to terminate his mistress's pregnancy.
This April 29, Keishla Rodriguez found the fallen champion in his car.
The latter would have "put a punch in the head", according to the alleged accomplice, who became the privileged witness of the authorities.
The rest is terrifying.
Unconscious, the victim would have immediately received an injection in the neck using a syringe.
Investigators have not yet revealed its content, but it was undoubtedly a substance intended to put the young woman to sleep, whose ordeal did not stop there.
The victim targeted for shooting during his fall
The two men, including Felix Verdejo Sanchez, then allegedly took wiring in the car to bind the victim's fists and feet to a large block of stone. With their car, they would have ridden in the direction of the Teodoro Moscoso Bridge, which overlooks the lagoon between San Juan and Carolina. The FBI witness recounts the scene: “The victim was taken out of the car and thrown into the water from the side of the bridge. But she did not fall into the water, but onto a pillar of the work which disfigured her. And during his fall from several tens of meters, the boxer would have ... shot him with a pistol.
The boxer's phone was limited to the scene of the murder.
A surveillance camera near the bridge identified "a dark SUV, matching the appearance of Verdejo's vehicle, parking on the bridge's emergency lane".
The car left the scene an hour later.
The police found on the spot "a shell of pistol", as recounted the alleged accomplice.
A little later, the victim's mother called the boxer to ask about her daughter.
He replied that he had none.
A few hours later, confronted with the elements collected after the discovery of the body, the boxer surrendered to the police.
In Puerto Rico, where feminicides are frequent, the affair has been making a lot of noise for a few hours. Shortly before Keishla Rodriguez disappeared, a woman was found burned alive by her husband after seeing her complaint for domestic violence rejected.