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Felix Verdejo Update: Dead Body of Verdejo's Girlfriend Found


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Felix Verdejo.

The body of a 27-year-old young woman has been found in a lagoon and was supposed to be the lover of well-known boxer and former Puerto Rican Olympian Félix Verdejo, who has been questioned by the police and whose car was seized on Saturday night.

The Puerto Rico Institute of Forensic Sciences said in a statement that Keishla Rodríguez was identified through dental records and that authorities are still analyzing Verdejo's car.

Keishla's family maintain that she was pregnant with Verdejo and that she called before he disappeared Thursday and told them that Verdejo would be coming to her home to see the results of a pregnancy test. The family immediately reported her missing after she never showed up for work in an animal grooming business.

Verdejo is married but has known Rodríguez since high school and has stayed in touch with her, her parents said.

Verdejo represented Puerto Rico at the London Olympics in 2012 and turned professional the same year and has amassed a record of (27-2, 17 KOs). He has been close to being a world champion but a motorcycle accident in 2016 almost cut short his life and his career has never been the same.

The person responsible for Keishla's death could be sentenced with death penalty, which, although prohibited in the Constitution of Puerto Rico, is viable in the federal forum, although no person has been convicted of capital punishment on Puerto Rican soil.

The mother of the deceased young woman, Keila Ortiz Rivera, told Noticias Telemundo that when the body of her daughter had not yet been found that she believed the boxer knew what happened.

"Let him speak and say, that he knows. He knows that I know. Let him speak," she said.


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