9-Year-Old Florida Girl’s Dead Body Found 4 Years After She Disappeared

The remains of a Florida girl who went lost in 2016 were found last week. Authorities said that her accused killer could face the death penalty.

A team of surveyors was working in a forest area in Florida Thursday when they stumbled on the body of the missing girl, officials said. The lost girl’s name was Diana Alvarez and she disappears when she was 9 years old from Lee County in 2016. She disappeared in the middle of the night from her home in San Carlos Park.

The case touched off a huge search and headed to the imprisonment of a family friend for occupying sensual pictures of her and also for her murder. Even at that time though her remains were not found.

According to reports, the culprit name is Jorge Guerrero-Torres. He was prisoned a month after the disappearance and charged with possessing child pornography when investigators found sensual images of Diana on his phone. The prosecution ended with his conviction and a sentence of 40 years behind bars.

The girl remains found on Thursday at Yeehaw Junction in Osceola County. Officials had conducted searches in Yeehaw Junction in the summer of 2016 and again in 2017, but found nothing.

Carmine Marceno the Lee County Sheriff said in a news interview that they spent hundreds of hours looking for her. And they never stopped searching for her body.

Carmine Marceno says “The monster that commits this horrendous crime is behind bars. And will face justice for the murder of Diana Alvarez,” “This does not bring Diana back, but I hope this helps bring closure to the family.” 

Guerrero, then 28, accept that he was with the girl on the morning she went lost. He also told officials that he had an intimate relationship with her.