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Her toe tattoo helped cops find her killer. His name was ‘Rachet’

Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested 21-year-old Felix Borbon who they say shot a woman to death and left her body on the side of the road.
Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested 21-year-old Felix Borbon who they say shot a woman to death and left her body on the side of the road.

Deputies in central Florida have a arrested a man who they say shot a woman to death and left her body bloodied on the side of the road on Sunday.

Jail records show 21-year-old Felix Borbon was booked into jail Wednesday night. He’s being charged with first-degree murder with a firearm, destruction of evidence, tampering with physical evidence and grand theft auto.

On Monday, deputies had asked for the public’s help in identifying the woman by publishing photos of three of her tattoos — an owl and a dream-catcher, a mushroom and an excerpt from a serenity prayer.

Shortly after, the woman was identified as 29-year-old Marie Guth, who died Tuesday from her injuries at a nearby hospital, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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One of three tattoos that the Orange County sheriff’s deputies used to identify Marie D. Guth, 29, who was shot and was found on the side of the road near Orlando on Sunday morning. Orange County Sheriff's Office

On Sunday, Guth was found unconscious on the side of the road near Sanford by a bystander. Deputies believe she had been lying on the ground anywhere from five to seven hours.

Guth’s mother ultimately confirmed Guth’s identity after seeing her tattoos, reported WFTV9

Orange County Sheriff''s Office spokesman Jeff Williamson told the news outlet that Guth knew a group of people who had been arguing with Borbon — who goes by the name “Rachet”— since early January.

According to News 6, Borbon was trying to find Guth’s friend, who goes by the name “Ghost,” because he owes him money.

Borbon met Guth early Sunday morning and took her to find Ghost. When Guth failed to reach him, deputies say Borbon shot Guth behind a tire shop on Silver Star Road, and then put the car he was driving on fire.

“This is an old beef that worked out between some mutual friends and unfortunately our victim got caught up in this discourse between these individuals,” Williamson told News 6.

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One of three tattoos that Orange County sheriff’s deputies used to identify Marie D. Guth, 29, who was shot and found lying on the side of the road near Orlando on Sunday morning. Orange County Sheriff's Office

After identifying Guth, Orange County deputies visited her home. Her roommates told detectives Borbon had returned to the house, confessed to killing Guth and hid his gun inside a couch in the backyard, according to WFTV9.

Deputies got a search warrant and took possession of the weapon.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Borbon spent two years in prison for child abuse and aggravated assault in an Osceola County case. He was released in 2016.

Monique O. Madan: 305-376-2108, @MoniqueOMadan

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