Sarah Boon, the Woman Who Killed Her Boyfriend Zipping Him into a Suitcase
Is she a cold-blooded murderer or a victim of domestic violence?
Sarah Boon is a name that has been in the media a lot over the last couple of weeks. At forty-two, she allegedly played a game of hide and seek with her boyfriend, Jorge Torres Jr, that went fatally wrong.
If you listen to Boon's evidence, it was a tragic drunk game that ended in death when her boyfriend got stuck in the suitcase he was hiding in. The evidence, however, tells a very different story about the Winter Park tragedy in 2020.
Hide and Seek
What is not disputed is the fact that Torres was zipped into the suitcase for hours. Unfortunately, this led to his death of positional asphyxiation; there was not enough room for his lungs to work efficiently.
Boon states that the couple had been drinking wine and doing puzzles all night when they decided to play a game of hide and seek. However, the couple clearly did not understand the rules of the childhood game, as it was Boon that shut Torres in the suitcase.
Due to the fact Torres could get two fingers out of the case; Boon felt confident he would be able to release himself. She left him and went upstairs, where she passed out drunk.
When she woke up next, she presumed Torres was downstairs looking for work. Not until she eventually went downstairs did she realise he was still in the case. When she opened the case, she said her boyfriend was unresponsive and called 911.
When investigated, the police soon discovered that the first call she made on finding her dead boyfriend was to her ex-husband; he told her to call 911. Boon countered this with the fact that she had forgotten; it was the first of many things she had forgotten that night. One of which led to her arrest.