WINTER PARK, Fla. — A woman is facing second-degree murder charges after she zipped her boyfriend inside a suitcase and left him in there for several hours, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Sarah Boone, 42, is being held without bond in connection to the death of Jorge Torres, Jr.Boone told deputies the two thought it would be funny if Torres got inside a suitcase in the living room during a game of hide and seek, the arrest affidavit states. She then zipped him inside it.
Boone told deputies the two had been drinking alcohol that night and she went upstairs and passed out in her bed with Torres still inside the suitcase.
She woke up several hours later to her cellphone ringing multiple times and went downstairs. She did not see Torres anywhere in the apartment. She “then realized that he was possibly still inside the suitcase,” the arrest affidavit states.
She unzipped it to find Torres inside, unresponsive and not breathing. He was pronounced dead by responding Orange County Fire Department a short time later.