Rodríguez Ortiz’s body was found Saturday in the San Jose Lagoon. Officials identified her through dental records on Sunday, NBC News reports.
Félix Verdejo-Sánchez, also 27, who goes by Félix Verdejo, turned himself in to police in San Juan on Sunday.
According to the criminal complaint NBC News quotes, a witness told the FBI that Verdejo asked for help terminating Rodríguez Ortiz’s pregnancy. Rodríguez Ortiz had reportedly told Verdejo “she was pregnant with his child based on a pregnancy test."
Verdejo and Rodríguez Ortiz reportedly drove separately to meet the witness, where Rodríguez Ortiz got into Verdejo's car, NBC News reports.
In the car, Verdejo allegedly punched Rodríguez Ortiz, then injected her with "a syringe filled with substances," NBC News reports. The "substances" were reportedly "purchased from a drug point" at a San Juan housing project.
Verdejo and the witness then allegedly tied Rodríguez Ortiz's arms and feet with wire and tied her to a block, according to the criminal complaint.
They drove toward the Teodoro Moscoso Bridge over the San Jose Lagoon, where they allegedly threw Rodríguez Ortiz off the side of the bridge.
Verdejo then shot at Rodríguez Ortiz with a pistol from the bridge above, according to the complaint. A shell casing was later found at the scene.