Connecticut. – While the hunt began in the United States and the Dominican Republic to capture the boyfriend, hundreds of community, family and employees, mourned the murder of Dominican entrepreneur Janet Avalo Álvarez (Irandy), 26, who according to police Waterbury in Connecticut was strangled by Dominican Alfredo Esmeril Peguero Gómez, 32, a fugitive from all state law enforcement agencies and the Department of Justice and against whom an international arrest warrant has been issued.
Waterbury police said Wednesday that Avalo Álvarez, 26, who has disappeared since 12 November and was found dead Tuesday in a forest in the town of Wolcott, 17 minutes from the “Guakara Taína” bar, where she would be been killed, she died strangled allegedly by her partner.
Investigators said a hunt has started across the United States and the Dominican Republic in search of Peguero Gomez, whose car was found in the parking lot of Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.
But, the Waterbury police chief, Fred Spagnola, revealed that security cameras captured Peguero Gómez’s vehicle, rolling through the area where Janet’s body was found.
The couple, who owned the business and unconfirmed versions of some relatives, employees and friends of the owners, argue that they were always arguing about the economic management of the establishment.
The license to sell liquors is in the name of the woman. Police have said they never received a call reporting incidents of domestic violence in the house where they lived, located on Ayers Street in Waterbury.
“He treated her like a bitch, killed her and threw her in the bush,” said Randy Avalo, Janet’s brother, asking if there is a relative of Peguero Gómez hiding him for delivery to the police.
The brother was the one who had the painful responsibility of identifying the dead, for a tattoo she had on the body and whose photo was shown by the police.
From the beginning of the investigation, the police typified Peguero Gómez, a native of the Puerto Rico sector in the Los Mina neighborhood of Santo Domingo as a person of interest and after the macabre find, he was declared the main suspect.
The police chief also said that in the active search for Peguero Gómez, officers from US marshals (US Marshalls), an elite federal body of the Department of Justice, specialize in capturing fugitives inside and outside the country.
Peguero Gómez, appears in social networks in a photo pistol in hand.
Investigators have not detailed whether he has a criminal record in Connecticut and other states in the United States.
Janet was last seen on the night of November 12, 13 her relatives reported her missing and on 14, the police began the search for land, air and water, aided by community brigades in which dozens of civilians participated.
The head of the uniformed said in a press conference on Wednesday, that the main clue to take the police hounds to the forest where the corpse was in advanced decomposition, was the video of the camera that recorded Peguero Gomez’s vehicle, moving in the area.
In the follow-up of the investigation’s Timeline, the route of the gray-colored Toyota Corolla was traced, in the direction of New Jersey, to the Newark airport.
Although some researchers believe that Peguero Gómez, would have fled to the Dominican Republic, they have not offered data on passengers on the flights of that day, so the hunt also focuses on the United States.
Waterbury Police Lt. David Silverio explained that the investigation focused on Route 69, also known as the Wolcott Road, because the surveillance video showed her boyfriend’s car driving in that area after she was gone. Reported as missing.
Silverio says his body was discovered a mile from the border between Waterbury and Wolcott.
“It was determined that the form of homicide was the cause of neck compression,” he said.
“Mr. Alfredo Peguero Gómez has been identified as the suspect in the homicide,” the lieutenant added.
The couple had a year of marital relations and moved nine months ago to the house on Ayers Street, where they lived together, relatives confirmed.
Janet’s brother told the FOX News 61 channel in Connecticut that a meeting with the police made it clear to family members everything they needed to know.
“They showed me a photo with tattoos and things she had,” said the brother. “Then, there was no doubt it was her.”
He said his family has a message for relatives of Peguero Gómez: “If they are helping you, somehow, stop and take it to the police.”
He noted that the family is in shock and that there were never signs of a fractured relationship between Janet and Peguero Gómez, hold him responsible for the murder.
“He treated my sister like an animal,” Randy said. “He threw my sister in the woods and everyone knows she didn’t deserve it.”
This Wednesday morning, friends and employees and employees of the bar raised an altar with candles, flowers, photos and written messages and remembering a woman they described as very cheerful and festive.
“It was like the essence of a Latina,” said Stevey Newnez, a broadcaster for Hot 93.7 FM, who was also a friend of Janet. “She was very positive and loved me and didn’t deserve what happened to her.”
Ney Casado, another DJ from the Viva 107.3 FM radio station, said “with her beautiful smile, she made your day.”
He said Janet was always willing to help people with problems that she never refused.
Married, he played music on weekends in “Guakara Taína”.
“We cry her because we know she is. He killed her and threw her on that mountain, “said Jennifer Alcantara, the girl’s friend.
On Monday morning, a brigade made up of police officers, family members and friends entered Hamilton Park, a wooded area of Waterbury in search of the young woman.
Janet was last seen at 10:30 p.m. on November 12, in the business of her property. His vehicle, a Nissan Altima, was found parked in the back of the business.
On the night of the disappearance, detectives interrogated Peguero Gómez in his home, but according to the police chief, the subject said he did not know his girlfriend’s whereabouts.
Hours after the uniformed raid the couple’s bar and residence, located on Ayers Street, Peguero Gomez crossed the George Washington Bridge.
Police said that although the couple has no history of domestic abuse, they both argued daily about money and business matters.
Police revealed that the investigators confiscated evidence in the couple’s business and home, but did not give further details.
The family was offering a $ 5,000 reward for information that would lead to the whereabouts of Janet and her boyfriend.