Boxer Felix Verdejo, a light-weight contender who represented Puerto Rico on the 2012 Olympic video games, has been questioned within the disappearance of a pregnant woman — who was later found dead in a lagoon over the weekend, in accordance with studies.
Verdejo was first introduced in for questioning by police in Puerto Rico on Friday as “an individual of curiosity” within the disappearance of Keishla Marlen Rodriguez, 27, who went lacking Thursday, in accordance with ESPN.
He refused to reply questions, ESPN stated.
On Sunday, authorities confirmed that the physique of a woman found floating in Laguna San Jose Saturday was Rodriguez. Her household claimed the 27-year-old woman went lacking after assembly with Verdejo to inform him she was pregnant, Spanish-language newspaper El Vocero reported.
Authorities at the moment are pushing to acquire cellular phone information for each the boxer and Rodriguez, Puerto Rican information outlet Primera Hora reported.
Verdujo, 27, is married. The light-weight, who went professional in 2012, has a 27-2 file with 17 knockouts, shedding his most up-to-date bout in December, when he was knocked out by Masayoshi Nakatani in Las Vegas, in accordance with ESPN.
His promoter, Prime Rank, stated in an announcement that they’re “deeply disturbed” by the allegations surrounding Rodriguez’s demise.
“Prime Rank’s ideas and prayers are with Keishla Marlen Rodriguez Ortiz’s household and pals, and with all these in mourning,” the assertion stated.
“We’re deeply disturbed by the information studies, and we’ll proceed to watch developments within the case because it progresses.”