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Manhunt underway in Florida for suspects who tortured, executed two truckers

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 12/9/2020 Jessica Schladebeck

A manhunt was underway on Wednesday after three truckers were tortured, shot and then dumped in the backyard of a Florida home over the weekend.

Osmar Oliva, Johan Gonzalez Quesada, and a third unidentified victim were bound and then beaten before they were shot at close range, and then left for dead at an abandoned property in Opa-Locka, police sources told The Miami Herald.

The men were reportedly kidnapped by a group of masked individuals, who tortured them for hours in the back of what authorities believed to be a moving truck.

Police said that all three men were shot in the head, execution style, with just one of them surviving the deadly encounter. He managed to wave down a passerby for help and was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition. His status was unclear as of Wednesday.

a man looking at the camera: (L) Osmar Oliva and (R) Johan Gonzalez Quesada. © Provided by New York Daily News (L) Osmar Oliva and (R) Johan Gonzalez Quesada.

(L) Osmar Oliva and (R) Johan Gonzalez Quesada.

Oliva and 26-year-old Quesada meanwhile were pronounced dead on the scene.

Just 10 days before his death, Quesada welcomed a baby girl to his family. He also leaves behind a second daughter, who just turned 1.

His father, Ovidio Gonzalez Roche, remembered him as a “marvelous person,” who adored his children.

“He had huge heart. Very family oriented,” he told the Herald. “This is such an extraordinary shock. I can’ t explain what’s happened.”

Oliva, a 50-year-old father of three, was the owner of Oliva Delivery Corp., headquartered in Opa-locka.

“He was very good person,” said his widow, who sobbed through an interview on Monday. “I don’t know why this happened to him.”

Authorities on Wednesday were still working to find a motive in the case. Anyone with information about the slayings should call Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-2400.

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