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Suspect accused of murdering woman at Sea Turtle Beach in Jensen Beach Saturday morning

Oscar Gil
Posted at 7:21 PM, Sep 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 06:54:15-04

JENSEN BEACH, Fla. — A man is under arrest after deputies say he killed a woman in Jensen Beach early Saturday morning.

The Martin County Sheriff's Office arrested 23-year-old Oscar Gil of Fort Pierce after detectives say he killed a female acquaintance and left her body in the parking lot of Sea Turtle Beach in Jensen Beach.

The victim is 23-year-old Diana Ortiz of Fort Pierce.

Ortiz and Gil were at the beach inside Gil's vehicle early this morning.

Detectives say they both exited the vehicle at which point the suspect began strangling Ortiz.

She fell to the ground and detectives believe Gil struck her with his vehicle before leaving. A beachgoer discovered her body.

Gil was later involved in a car crash in Stuart and attempted to flee that scene, but was captured by Stuart police.

After further investigation, Stuart police notified Martin County detectives that Gil was connected to the deceased woman.

After Gil was released from the hospital for injuries related to the car crash, he was taken into custody.

Oscar Gil will be charged with first degree murder.