Adrian Leyva named prime suspect in Hialeah women's deaths

Ex-boyfriend accused of killing Tina Gutierrez, neighbor Martha Perdomo

Adrian Leyva is a person of interest in the deaths of two Hialeah women.
Adrian Leyva is a person of interest in the deaths of two Hialeah women.

HIALEAH, Fla. – Police have identified the ex-boyfriend of one of two women found dead in their Hialeah duplex as a suspect in their deaths.

Hialeah police said Adrian Leyva, 43, is the prime suspect in the death of his ex-girlfriend, Tina Gutierrez, and her neighbor Martha Perdomo.

Police said the bodies of Gutierrez, 32, and Perdomo, 82, were discovered Monday in the duplex they shared on East 23rd Street.

The women were discovered by Perdomo's daughter, who rushed to the home after her mother repeatedly failed to answer her phone calls.

Police haven't said how the women died.

Neighbors said they believed Leyva was jealous of Gutierrez, believing that she may have been in a relationship with another man.

Sgt. Carl Zogby said Leyva is homeless but known to frequent the east Hialeah industrial area and Miami's Allapattah neighborhood, where he regularly works at auto body repair shops. Zogby said Leyva has a reputation of manipulating shop owners into letting him stay with them while working for them.

Anyone with information as to Leyva's whereabouts is asked to call police or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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