CRIME
09/22/2014 11:51 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Man Arrested For Alleged Murder, Burning Of Co-Worker

Miami Dade PD

A Florida man is accused of murdering his co-worker and burning her body in a field.

Marvin Rivera-Montalvo, 30, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after authorities found a woman's body in an open field north of Doral, the Miami Herald reports.

Miami-Dade police identified the victim as 51-year-old Yolanda Samaniego, a colleague of Rivera-Montalvo at the Solo Printing company.

Montalvo initially reached out to investigators and said that Samaniego's husband killed her, according to NBC Miami. But on Saturday morning, police say the accused killer confessed.

The Herald reports:

Rivera-Montalvo told police that he was approached by other individuals to assist in her killing. He said he lured Samaniego into his vehicle the morning of Sept. 13, and then one of his accomplices shot her. He and the unnamed male accomplice dumped her corpse in the field where she was found that night. He returned to the field Wednesday and lit her corpse on fire, the arrest report shows.

Rivera-Montalvo unknowingly drew detectives to the victim's body by burning it, as police were called to the scene following reports of a brushfire in the area, WPLG reports.

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