Virginia police announced Thursday that the bodies of a young girl and her grandmother were found almost a month after they disappeared with a man said to be obsessed with the child’s grandmother.
FOX reports that according to the Rockingham County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, the bodies of Angie Rodriguez Rubio, 12, and her 48-year-old Elizabeth Rodriguez Rubio, were located at the Shenandoah National Park in Shenandoah County. The man suspected of killing the pair, Hareto Jaime Rodriguez Sariol, entered a plea agreement on two-counts of first-degree murder, then led police to their bodies.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the suspect, who was said to be infatuated with Elizabeth, reportedly picked the pair up on August 4, at the Dukes Plaza off of 2347 South Main Street in Harrisonburg. They were last seen at the shopping center at around 1:30 p.m.
Sariol was supposed to take Angie and Elizabeth to their home in Maryland, but they never showed up. Subsequently, authorities issued an AMBER Alert for Angie and put Elizabeth’s name and details into a nationwide missing persons database.
#ÚltimaHora: este #Sept6th la policía de Virginia ha confirmado el hallazgo de los cadáveres de Elizabeth Rodríguez Rubio y su nieta, Angie Carolina. El expolicía y balsero cubano Hareton Jaime Rodríguez Sariol se declaró culpable del doble homicidio https://t.co/xBTlwS1aaB pic.twitter.com/K4bmxIqYJy
— Mario J. Pentón (@mariojose_cuba) September 6, 2018
Authorities arrested Sariol on August 7 in Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, shortly after the first vehicle he was reportedly traveling in “caught on fire” in Warren County, but he initially denied any involvement and refused to disclose the the victims’ whereabouts.
It’s still unclear how the Sariol reportedly killed the pair. Information on the cause of death is pending results from the county medical examiner.
The suspect remains behind bars at the Rockingham County Jail.
Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
[Feature Photo: Elizabeth and Angie Rodriguez Rubio/Handout]