Husband of Woman Found Strangled in Plantation Parking Lot Went to Colombia: Police

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    NBC 6's Gilma Avalos has the details on a husband who left for Colombia just after his wife was found strangled. (Published Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014)

    The husband of a woman whose body was found in a Plantation parking lot after she was strangled to death has gone to Colombia, police said Tuesday.

    The body of Lisette Rodriguez, 47, was found in the parking lot of the Broward County Government Center at 1 N. University Dr. early Sunday. The Broward Medical Examiner later determined she died of asphyxiation by strangulation, police said.

    Rodriguez and her husband, Daniel Rodriguez Pineda, 28, had been at Conga's Nightclub and Restaurant at 2079 N. University Dr. in Sunrise, where friends said they had been arguing, police said.

    Rodriguez was last seen with Pineda at Conga's around 2 a.m., police said. Pineda then left the country and went to Colombia, police said. His wife's body was found around 8:45 a.m. on Sunday.

    Memorial Healthcare System confirmed Lisette worked as a medical assistant for the company for the last three years.

    "The Memorial family extends its heartfelt sympathy to Lisette's family and friends during this difficult time. She was loved and respected by many patients and colleagues at Memorial Healthcare System, and she will be greatly missed," it said in a statement.

    Police are asking anyone who may have been at the club the night of Aug. 2 and morning of Aug. 3 or who knew the couple to call them at 954-797-2100.

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