Two executioners are on the run after kidnapping, tying up, torturing and fatally shooting two truckers in Opa-locka, Florida this weekend.
Police are broadening their search for the masked killers of Osmar Oliva, 50, and Johan Gonzalez Quesada, 26 and are attempting to connect their murders to their prior brushes with the law involving cases of cargo theft.
Oliva owned Oliva Delivery Corp, which is headquartered in Opa-locka. In 2007, Oliva was arrested by Miami-Dade police after officers reported that he had been seen unloading cargo off a stolen tractor trailer. In 2008, prosecutors dropped the charge against him. Gonzalez Quesada was arrested last year on accusations that he had two loads of stolen cargo (which was discovered at his home), but he had pleaded not guilty and was awaiting trial at the time of his death.
Investigators reported that the executioners kidnapped Oliva, Gonzalez Quesada, and a third man, bound them by their hands and tortured them for several hours whilst riding in the back of a large truck. Each man was shot in the head in rapid succession, and then dumped in the backyard of an abandoned home on the 1800 block of Rutland Street.
The third man, whose name has yet to be released, survived and was able to flag down a passerby. He is currently in critical condition at Ryder Trauma Center. While the surviving man is recovering from his injuries, police are asking the public to offer up any tips that they might have about the double homicide. Additionally, there is a $5,000 reward available for anyone who might have information leading to an arrest of the masked executioners.
Oliva was a father of three and Gonzalez Quesada was the father of two daughters, including a one-year-old and a baby girl that was born just 10 days ago. When asked for comment, the families of both victims sang nothing but praise for their lost loved ones.
“He was a very good person,” Oliva’s widow said in an interview on Monday. “I don’t know why this happened to him.”
“He was a marvelous person,” said Gonzalez Quesada’s father, Ovidio Gonzalez Roche. “He had a huge heart. Very family oriented.”
Anyone who may have information about the murders or the whereabouts of the executioners is encouraged to call Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-2400.