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Tears, anger pour for slain Miss Honduras, sister

Published:Friday | November 21, 2014 | 12:00 AM


Tears and anger poured out for the dark-haired beauty who was to have flown to London on Wednesday to represent Honduras at the Miss World pageant, only to be found shot to death with her sister on a remote riverbank.

After the bodies of the reigning Miss Honduras, 19-year-old María José Alvarado, and her sister Sofía, 23, were discovered early in the day, police announced that the sister's boyfriend had confessed to killing them last week in a fit of jealousy over his girlfriend dancing with another man.

Dozens of relatives and friends of the beauty queen gathered for a candlelight vigil at the college she attended, remembering a down-to-earth young woman who aspired to be a diplomat, went out without make-up, and worked as a model to help support a humble family.

"She was simple, humble, a total innocent, smiling and without malice," said Ludin Reyes, a fellow student at the Technical University of Honduras.