Skip to comments.Miami police arrest hooker in man's birthday killing
Posted on 11/28/2008 2:02:08 PM PST by IbJensen
The mystery of a Miami businessman's murder after he vanished on his 45th birthday was solved Wednesday with the arrest of a crack-using prostitute, Miami police said.
The night of Nov. 14, after celebrating with his family, police said Rolando Santos withdrew money from an ATM, then picked up a prostitute. Her name, according to the police arrest report: Ivette Corporan, 25.
The encounter ended when Corporan pumped two bullets into Santos, police said.
Santos' body was found on the side of the road next to the Flagler Terrace Mini Park at Southwest Third Street and 56th Avenue, his white Chevrolet Impala parked nearby.
He was two miles from the home he shared with his sister in the 3200 block of Southwest 57th Avenue, near West Miami.
On Wednesday night, Corporan sat in a Miami-Dade County jail without bond, charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery, use of a firearm in a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
FINDING THE SUSPECT
Here is how investigators found Corporan, according to the arrest report:
For almost two weeks, investigators searched for clues. As far as his family knew, Santos, who owned Artistic Terrazzo Corp., a concrete and stone-work company, had celebrated his birthday at home and then headed to bed about 11:30 p.m.
Detectives said that shortly after that, Santos withdrew an undisclosed amount of money from the ATM at Interamerican Bank, 100 SW 57th Ave. What happened between then and the time his body was found was a mystery.
On Tuesday, witnesses told police that Corporan had told them she had killed a man. One of the witnesses claimed to have received Santos' stolen cellphone from Corporan.
Investigators found Corporan as she tried to board a bus for New Jersey and arrested her Wednesday, the arrest report states.
Corporan told police that in the early hours of Nov. 15 Santos had solicited her. She agreed, then ''entered victim's vehicle and in concert purchased and used crack cocaine,'' the report states.
While in the 5600 block of Southwest Third Street, Corporan refused to provide any further sexual favors. The two argued, the report says. Corporan jumped out of Santos' Impala and ran away.
Santos followed her and Corporan returned, only to get behind the wheel of Santos' car, the report said. They argued some more.
It ended when Corporan pulled out her gun and shot Santos, the report says. She grabbed Santos' phone and ran away.
About 1:30 a.m., a neighbor coming home saw the Impala parked on the side of the road. Santos' body lay on the sidewalk.
Sometimes the gene pool is self-cleansing.
Usually this is not even newsworthy in Miami, happens so often.
I heard Miami actually went a month without a murder. Is this the one that broke the streak ?
Rolando definitely did not get a happy ending.
Wonder if before he was blown away he got to blow out his candles?
Is there no honor among prostitutes?
At least earn your money first.
(that was cold wasn’t it?)
You probably should check into that since 75% of what happens in Miami is never reported.
Maybe in an earlier birthday party FDR used his own birthday wish to wish Santos dead...
Bad biz for hookers, that’s like killing the golden goose.
Must have been a dull party.
Just goes to show you that going to prostitutes will kill you.
No pic of the girl?
I dunno, a homicidal hooker?
Things got out of hand.
Happy birthday. He shoulda stood in bed.
Adds a whole new meaning to “blowing out the candles”.
Wonder what she charged?
They used to be so peaceful back in the old days.
My thought exactly!