Miami-Dade Police said Friday they arrested Fernando Granados, 20, in the murder of 18-year-old Tiffany Cabreja. He was being held without bond Friday night and it was unknown whether he has an attorney. Granados’ neighbor Claudia Rojas spoke about what she observed at his house at night. Miami-Dade Police spokesman Det. Roy Rutland, the victim’s father Domingo Cabreja and Miguel Infante, who has been ruled out as a suspect, discussed the case.
The Homestead teen who was murdered and had her body dumped at a construction site will be laid to rest Monday.
The funeral for Tiffany Cabreja will be held at Palms Woodlawn Funeral Home Monday afternoon.
Police said the body of Cabreja, 18, was found at a construction site at Southwest 281st Street and 144th Avenue on Sept. 21. Cabreja was found with something tied tightly around her neck and a bag over her face and the cause of death was determined to be strangulation and blunt force trauma, police said.
On Friday, police said Fernando Granados, 20, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in her death after detectives received a tip that he had confessed to a witness that he killed her.
According to police, Granados, Cabreja and another man were smoking crack when the two men attacked Cabreja, killing her. Cabreja and Granados knew each other from school, police said.
Granados is being held without bond, and it was unknown whether he has an attorney. Police are still looking for the second suspect1, and are asking anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
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