Florida cold case reheats after murder in Jamaica, report says

Fort Lauderdale investigators have been in contact with Jamaican authorities in the hope of solving the 10-year-old cold case murder of Angela Aguiar, 38.


A woman coldblooded murder in Jamaica last month has reignited the interest in a 10-year-old Florida cold case, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

Omar Best Collymore, 35, was a person of interest in the 2008 killing of Angela Aguiar, even before he was charged with the mastermind behind a plot to kill his wife on the Caribbean island Jan. 2, according to the paper.

The paper reported Saturday that Fort Lauderdale detectives are working with the Jamaican authorities in the hope of solving the Aguiar murder.

The two slaughter have a number of agreements, Fort Lauderdale Detective Tracy Figone told the newspaper.

Next romantically linked to Collymore, both women had a life insurance policy that listed Collymore as a beneficiary, the paper reported.

Aguiar, the family established a remembrance page in her honor and memory on Facebook.

“Ten years later, I feel numb,” Aguiar the 26-year-old son Elia Aguiar told the newspaper. “I feel no matter what happens, it will not bring her back. I feel she never met her grandchildren — I have two children and I feel hurt. I feel like a part of me died.”


A court battle ensued over Aguiar’s $1 million life insurance policy that they bought a month before she was murdered. She was 38.

The Sun-Sentinel reported that the report includes in 2010 an e-mail from a detective to the insurer that says, “No progress. Yes, Omar Best is still a suspect.”

The case was resolved with Collymore getting a $400,000 payout. Elia Aguiar was paid, the rest of the life-insurance money.

Jamaica police said that attackers on motorcycles killed Collymore, the 32-year-old woman, Simone Campbell, Collymore, as she sat in a cab, the paper reported. The driver was killed.

Two weeks after the murder Collymore was the victim of a shooting, but escaped with minor injuries, Jamaica media reported. He was arrested earlier this month on a warrant.

Keshtina Bonner told the newspaper her sister, and Collymore had a $600,000 life insurance listing each other as beneficiaries.

Bonner Campbell said Collymore was an entrepreneur and her husband was her partner.

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