Gang-Affiliated Man Arrested for Murder, Dismemberment of Uber Eats Driver

A Florida man believed associated with the MS-13 gang has been arrested for murdering and dismembering an Uber Eats driver who delivered food to his house.

Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said driver Randall Cooke, 59, was reported missing on April 19 after telling his wife he had one more delivery to make and would be home, WFLA reported.

He never made it.

“He was a guy like everybody else, just trying to make a living for his family,” Nocco said.

Nocco said Uber Eats gave detectives Cooke’s last known location, and deputies obtained security video from a resident of the house in Holiday. That video showed Cooke walking up to the house before going dark at 6:45 p.m.

The next morning, the sheriff’s office said, video showed Oscar Adrian Solis, a 30-year-old resident of the house with ties to MS-13, walking around the house with another man. Both men were carrying trash bags. According o an arrest afffidavit, one of them appeared to be dragging a heavy bag.

Nocco said “several” trash bags contained Cooke’s remains.

Solis, who moved to Florida after he was released from prison on parole in Indiana, was arrested and charged with failing to register as a felon and a parole violation.

Detectives eventually found Cooke’s car about a 1/3 mile away from the home with “blood-soaked rags and paper towerls, along with a red DoorDash bag similar to the one [Cooke] was observed carrying.” They also found a time card with Solis’s name on it in Cooke’s trunk.

Solis’s roommate, who provided the home security footage to police, told them he heard “loud noises” from Solis’s room at about 2 a.m. and later saw him with cuts on his hands and arms, the arrest affidavit says.

Investigators say that Cooke was delivering an order to Solis’s father when Solis pulled him into the house and killed him. They charged him with murder while committing a robbery after finding Cooke’s wedding ring and car keys in his possession.

But they don’t know why he did it.

“This is demonic,” Nocco said. “What he did was demonic, but at the same time, we couldn’t answer the question ‘Why?’”

Solis’s roommate and father aren’t facing charges, Nocco said.

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[Featured image: Oscar Solis, left, and Randall Cooke/Pasco County Sheriff’s Office]