A 21-year-old Loxahatchee woman and her 19-year-old brother are facing charges after a Miami man was found dead last November in West Palm Beach.
Just after 1 a.m. on Nov. 22, 2015, West Palm Beach police found a dead man lying in the area of Echo Lake and Northshore drives.
Police said the victim, identified as Abad Freddy Tineo, 40, died from a gunshot wound.
Investigators found that Tineo used his credit card at a Valero gas station in Lake Worth on the night of Nov. 21. While he was at the gas station, surveillance video showed him meeting a woman who was driving a silver Toyota Matrix.
On Nov. 24, the Toyota Matrix was found by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office set on fire at the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management area.
The suspect, Desiree Platas, was interviewed by investigators Dec. 1, 2015, and told them she met Tineo on a website and set up a date to meet him.
Platas told police that they agreed that once they were at a particular location, they would go to West Palm Beach to purchase marijuana from a drug dealer.
When they arrived for the drug transaction, she said the dealer got into the vehicle with both Tineo and Platas, sold them the marijuana and without speaking, exited the vehicle and shot Tineo through the window.
The shooter, Joshua Robinson, who was 24-years-old at the time, was later identified by Platas.
Police said they later learned that after Tineo was shot, Platas and Robinson drove to Echo Lake and Northshore drives and dumped the body.
Platas said during the entire incident, she was fearful that Robinson was going to kill her if she tried to go to police.
On Dec. 2, police interviewed Platas’ brother, Tyler Davis, 19, of Singer Island, who investigators said set the Toyota Matrix on fire. Davis said he was held at gunpoint and that’s why he set the car on fire.
Davis is charged with being an accessory to first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and lying to police.
Platas is charged with first-degree murder and destroying evidence.