Published On: Tue, Jan 30th, 2018

Florida double homicide: Samona Ramey arrested in connection to murders of Alexis Martinez, Juanita Solorzano

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has identified the two people found shot to death in Ruskin on Wednesday as Alexis Martinez and Juanita D. Solorzano. Police initially stated that they have established a possible motive, the killings do not appear to be random and now have arrested one suspect.

Authorities entered the home at 2611 14th Avenue SE around 11 a.m., they found the victims, Martinez, 24, and Solorzano, age 33, both shot to death. The autopsy results show both died from gunshot wounds with no other evidence of trauma.

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Samona Louise Ramey, of Wimauma, has now been arrested. She is facing two counts of First Degree Felony Murder with Firearm-Discharge. Detectives said they are still searching for an unidentified man, who was captured on surveillance video, that may have information regarding the double homicide.

Ramey walked up to Martinez’s mobile home, asking for a ride. When Martinez walked outside, two men with handguns and wearing gloves jumped him and forced him back inside, the report said. One of the men was wearing a mask.

Ramey helped the armed men remove guns and drugs from the home, the report said, using a light from her cell phone at one point to search for drugs that may have been dropped in the front yard.

Video shows Ramey remained in the yard during the attack.

Deputies found a clear plastic bag containing .22-caliber rounds in the bathroom and two empty rifle cases in the home.

On Monday, a detective spotted Ramey near a car at a motel in Sun City Center, the report said. Two gray plastic totes found outside the car and items from the murder scene were recovered.

Ramey acknowledged during an interview with detectives that she left the murder scene with the two attackers and that one of them gave her “drugs and a tablet” from the home.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (813) 247-8200 or submit a tip through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 873-8477. Report anonymously at crimestopperstb.com or with the P3 Tips mobile application.

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