October 17, 2015

Couple shot to death in their home

A man and a woman were shot to death in their home on Cuba Road in Tavernier.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit say a neighbor called the Sheriff’s Office shortly after 2 p.m. to report finding the bodies of 26 year old Tara Rosado and 30 year old Carlos Ortiz. The neighbor said he found Rosado’s three children outside. The children are aged 3, 4, and 8. He said the children told him their mother and Carlos were in the house, dead.

He went next door and, after finding the two bodies, called the Sheriff’s Office.

Detective Vince Weiner, lead investigator on the case, said it appears Rosado and Ortiz were shot to death sometime Thursday night. The case is under investigation.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact the Sheriff’s Office. Callers may also contact Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys. Tipsters can remain anonymous and, if a tip leads to an arrest in the case, the caller would be eligible for a cash reward. The Crime Stoppers hot line number is 1-800-346-TIPS. Tips may also be submitted on line at www.tipsubmit.com or via a text message to 274637 using the keyword TIP136.

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