Fort Pierce man suspected of killing woman in Jensen Beach

SEPT. 15, 2019 | 7:52 AM. | JENSEN BEACH–Martin County sheriff’s detectives 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 Jensen Beach (Sea Turtle Beach) early Saturday morning.

The woman was identified as Diana Ortiz, 23, of Fort Pierce.
The pair appear to have been at the beach inside Gil’s vehicle. They then got out of the car, and Gil began to strangle her, according to detectives. Ortiz fell to the ground and detectives believe Gil then struck her with his vehicle before leaving.
A beachgoer discovered her body.

Gil was later involved in a car crash in Stuart. He attempted to flee the crash, but was captured by the Stuart Police officers. Stuart police notified Martin County detectives about information that connected Gil to the death of Ortiz.

Gil was released from the hospital for injuries related to his car crash and he was taken into custody by Martin County detectives.

Gil will be charged with first-degree murder, say officials.

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