It’s been over 10 years since the murder of Sofia Vergara’s brother, but justice was never served. The Enquirer reports that a private investigator has reveled new evidence that could lead to the cold case being reported.
Sofia’s brother, Rafael Jose Vergara was 26 at the time of his death in his family’s hometown of Barranquilla, Columbia. “We came from a successful family, and he knew he was a target for kidnapping,” said Sofia Vergara once during an interview. “He always had bodyguards. Then one day he went out alone and was shot dead. I was devastated.”
The Enquirer says the private investigator, Marcos Rubio, visited their hometown and found witnesses who have never spoken on the incident. “I’ve learned that there were witnesses at the scene who were afraid to talk at the time, or may have been blackmailed,” said Rubio. “It’s time the police re-open this case so Sofia can finally get justice for her brother’s brutal killing.”
Rumors have it that the Rafael, who was married, had been having an affair with the girlfriend of a local crime boss. “All of his friends told him to break it off, but Rafeal wouldn’t listen,” said a source. ” A lot of people believed that the mobster found out about Rafeal and his girl and ordered the hit.” Rubio says the police never checked out those rumors and should take them into account if the case gets reopened.
Representative for Vergara have not responded.