This gorgeous Venezuelan model – rumoured to be involved with a criminal gang – has been shot dead in the street in Ecuador.
Josselyn Andreina Noguera Paredes, 29, was shot dead in the neighbourhood of 15 de Septiembre in the city of Manta in the western Ecuadorian province of Manabi at around 2.30pm on 7th February.
According to the National Police, the brunette model was shot at least four times after being surprised in the street by a gunman in a vehicle.
Noguera Paredes was taken to a nearby medical centre, where she passed away shortly after admission.
According to the news site Metro Ecuador, images of the model being examined during her autopsy were leaked online, and her family slammed the Ecuadorian authorities over the matter.
The newspaper La Prensa said the case is being investigated by the Prosecutor’s Office and the National Directorate for the Investigation of Crimes against Life, Violent Deaths, Disappearances, Kidnapping and Extortion (Dinased).
The victim reportedly had links to the Los Choneros criminal organisation headed by her alleged lover Adrian Mero Quijije, alias El Capi.
She was arrested in April 2021 during a police raid to dismantle the gang, which was suspected of carrying out drug trafficking and extortion rackets.
At the time, the authorities reportedly seized USD 50,000 from the model and released her shortly after her arrest.
She was also the victim of an assassination attempt in January 2021, when gunmen on a motorcycle riddled her car with bullets, but left her uninjured, according to Metro Ecuador.
The investigation into the model’s death is ongoing.