SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE (CBSMiami) – Family and friends attended the viewing for a murdered Southwest Miami-Dade teen, Saturday.
The viewing happened as police were still searching for a second suspect in Tiffany Cabreja’s murder.
The mother and father of 18-year-old Tiffany Cabreja asked for the public’s help, Friday, in finding that second suspect.
They also said they will need help paying for their daughter’s burial.
“I have not slept for four days. I have not eaten. I can’t imagine what is going on. I feel a lot of pain inside,” said Miriam Vasquez, the mother of Cabreja.
Miami-Dade Police announced, Friday, they had made one arrest in this case.
Fernando Granados, 20, was charged with 2nd degree murder. Granados lives just a few blocks away from the construction site where Cabreja’s body was found last Saturday morning.
Miami-Dade Police spokesman, Detective Roy Rutland said that it appeared that Granados “was under the influence of crack and killed her.”
Police say Granados was picked up by police on Thursday after a tip that he had told a friend that he had killed Cabreja. During his interrogation, police say he confessed and said he had an accomplice.
Police say he said he smoked crack at a Leisure City Park and then left the park with Cabreja. Granados reportedly strangled Cabreja and his accomplice beat her. A ligature or cord was found wrapped around Cabreja’s neck and there was a bag over her head.
Police say she died of ligature strangulation and blunt force trauma.
“I want someone to come forward if they know anything,” she Vasquez. “Please, I beg them, if they have any information, call the detectives in this case. If there is anybody out there who can help, Tiffany was just 18-years-old. She was just a baby. This was horrible.”
Cabreja will be buried Monday.
If you’d like to help Domingo Cabreja with his funeral expenses for his daughter, go to Neighbors4Neighbors.org. Neighbors for Neighbors will be coordinating the donations and sending them to the family.
Miami-Dade Police are not naming the 2nd suspect in this case. If you can help, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-tips (8477).