A Cuban has been arrested in connection with the death of Diani Gómez, the 16-year-old teenager who was reported missing and found lifeless last week in Miami.

According to the local media America TeVé, the young woman’s family and friends were saying goodbye to her at the National Funeral Homes in Southwest Miami-Dade County when they were notified of the suspect’s arrest.

The young woman was reported missing after she left on the morning of May 15, her body was found a day later in the middle of the brush.

According to authorities, the teenager was hit by a gray Toyota, which was found less than a mile from where her body was found.

The Cuban, identified as José Fimia, 60, was arrested yesterday and is charged with vehicular manslaughter, leaving the crime scene, driving with a suspended license and tampering with physical evidence.

Although the family claims to feel a little calmer by the news, they are now preparing to demand justice and make sure that the alleged perpetrator pays for having taken the life of the teenager.

“We want that person to no longer go out in the sunlight, for that person to be imprisoned for the rest of his life, and if they put bail on him, we will do everything possible so that he does not go free,” said Eddie Gómez, uncle of the deceased.

According to the aforementioned media, Diani Gómez’s father could not say goodbye to his daughter, since he is currently in Honduras, and his request for a humanitarian visa to travel to the United States was rejected.

The man thanked his relatives for taking care of all the necessary paperwork so that his daughter can rest in peace.

Diani Gómez’s funeral took place today, Saturday, May 22, at 10 am in Flagler Memorial Park.

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