Forensic experts in Honduras have evacuated the bodies of the current Miss Honduras, Maria, 19, and that of her sister, Sofia, 23, from a river bank where murdered by Sofia’s boyfriend, Plutarco Ruiz, 26, who is now in Police custody.
The Chairman of the Miss World Organisation, Julia Morley send a word of condolence to her family.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Maria Jose Alvarado and Sofia Trinidad at this time of grief.
“We are receiving messages of condolences and support from our Miss World family across the world, who all share our sadness at such a tragedy.
“We will be holding a special service with all the Miss World contestants on Sunday, where we will be honouring the lives of Maria Jose Alvarado and Sofia Trinidad, and say prayers for them and their family.”