|Murder victim is mother of three, worked at Marriott|
|Wednesday, 26 September 2012 08:54|
The 51-year-old woman found dead in the countryside of Alto Vista in a police search has been identified as Esperanza Amparo Marte, born in Monte Plata, Dominican Republic and holding the Dutch nationality.
She has three children, two adults and one 12-year-old; her youngest lived with her in a trailer in Alto Vista. Esperanza worked in the Housekeeping Department of Marriott Hotel.
Her mother said they had watched a soap opera together the night before, when Esperanza received a phone call. According to her mother, she mentioned a passport and said she had not yet received this. The mother said suggested that this call should be investigated.
The mother commented that the person who killed her daughter must have known her, because he or she locked the door of the space where her 12-year-old daughter had been asleep. Tuesday around 6 a.m. the daughter woke up and was taken to the bus stop by her grandfather who lives close by. At the time they had not noticed a puddle of blood in the house and it was not until her 9-year-old niece was sent to call her for lunch, around 2 p.m., that she saw the blood and family notified the police. Family had been calling Esperanza’s cellular phone in the morning, but had gotten no answer.
The police was immediately notified and began an investigation and search. The family feared something had happened to the 51-year-old woman. During a thorough search police found the woman’s body in the countryside close to the home in the Alto Vista neighborhood. First observations indicate the woman had been hit with something on the head. Police had the entire area closed off for the investigation for hours.
The victim’s mother said she had been planning for the arrival of her new husband, whom she had gotten married to in June and the intention was to expand the trailer they lived in to offer better privacy to her 12-year-old.