Body found in trunk confirmed to be Tanya Gonzalez

Miami woman reported missing days earlier


MIAMI – The Miami-Dade County medical examiner's office has confirmed that the body found in the trunk of Tanya Gonzalez's car Tuesday was that of the missing 28-year-old.

Gonzalez had been missing since Sept. 9 and was last seen shopping with her aunt in Midtown.

Her ex-boyfriend, Roy Blanco, 33,  was considered a person of interest in the disappearance of Gonzalez. Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said deputies found Blanco with a woman believed to be his mother in Big Coppitt Key on Tuesday.

Blanco died after stabbing himself in the stomach. His mother remains at Lower Keys Medical Center after ingesting an unknown amount of pills.

Gonzalez's family is preparing for her wake, scheduled for Friday, and her funeral, which will be held Saturday.

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