Dead teen dumped in South Miami-Dade identified

 
 
Miami-Dade Police released this image of the commercial truck they believe was driven by the man who dumped a teen's body at a South Miami-Dade construction site.
Miami-Dade Police released this image of the commercial truck they believe was driven by the man who dumped a teen's body at a South Miami-Dade construction site.

dovalle@MiamiHerald.com

An 18-year-old woman found dead and dumped in a South Miami-Dade construction site early Saturday has been identified as Tiffany Cabreja.

Miami-Dade police on Sunday continued to look for a distinct white commercial truck they believe was driven by the man who dumped Cabreja’s body about 8 a.m. A child, 2 to 3 years old, was seen in the truck, escalating the urgency for police to find the vehicle.

Early Saturday, witnesses saw a body fall out of the passenger-side of the truck driving east on Southwest 288th Street as it turned on Southwest 144th Avenue.

A 5-foot-9, black-haired man in his 30s got out and put the body back in the truck. He sported a dark T-shirt and jeans. Not long after, Miami-Dade police officers discovered Cabreja at the nearby construction site.

Video surveillance captured clear images of the open-caged cargo bed truck, which had a roll-up tarp inside. Letters were also visible on the driver’s side door.

The child’s connection to the driver or Cabreja is not clear; her family told authorities she did not have a child.

“Investigators are concerned for the welfare of the child and are seeking the assistance of the community in locating the child,” acording to a Miami-Dade police press release on Saturday.

Authorities have not released a cause of death for Cabreja.

Anyone with information can call Miami-Dade’s homicide bureau at 305-471-2400 or Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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