ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - An arrest has been made in connection with the death of a woman who had to be identified by her tattoos after being found unconscious in Pine Hills, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
Felix Borbon, 21, was arrested Wednesday on charges of first-degree murder, grand theft auto, tampering with evidence and arson, a news release said.
A bystander found Marie Guth, 29, on the side of the road suffering from a gunshot wound Monday morning. Deputies posted pictures of her tattoos online Monday in hopes that someone would be able to identify her. Guth's mother contacted authorities after she had not spoken to her daughter, and was able to identify her by the tattoos.
Guth died Tuesday as a result of her injuries.
Orange County Sheriff''s Office public information officer Jeff Williamson said the victim knew a group of people who had been involved in a disagreement with Borbon during the past few weeks.
The arrest affidavit says Borbon, who also goes by the name “Ratchet,” met with Guth early Sunday morning in an attempt to find Guth's friend “Ghost” who apparently owed Borbon money. Police say Borbon then stole Guth's roommate's car and took Guth to go and look for Ghost. When Guth could not contact Ghost, police say he shot Guth behind an old tire shop on Silver Star Rd., and then burned the car near Silver Star and Hiawassee.
"This is an old beef that worked out between some mutual friends and unfortunately our victim got caught up in this discourse between these individuals," Williamson said.
Deputies said they believe Guth was shot five to seven hours before she was found on the side of the road.
Deputies eventually went to Guth's home, where they say her roommates told them Borbon had come back to the home and confessed to the murder. Deputies also say Borbon hid the gun in the backyard inside a couch, and say they used a search warrant to retrieve the gun.
Bordon's public defender argued that the evidence against him is circumstantial and the murder weapon was found with three other people, not on him.
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