Oscar Adrian Solis, an MS-13 gang member and convicted felon, is accused of murdering and dismembering Uber Eats driver Randall Cooke in Holiday, Florida, last week. 59-year-old Cooke’s remains were discovered inside Solis’ residence in trash sacks.
During a press conference on Tuesday, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco referred to Solis as a “very violent individual” and described the homicide as “demonic.” However, the murder’s motive remains undetermined.
Oscar Adrian Solis (30) is responsible for murdering an Uber driver in Pasco County, Florida on April 21st. He is seen on surveillance footage attempting to rob the victim. It was a very gruesome murder. Police are searching for two people that left the home shortly before the… pic.twitter.com/XuHBZf8eTf
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Cooke was last heard from on April 19 at 6:30 p.m., when he informed his wife he was making his final evening delivery. When he ceased replying to his wife’s text messages, he was reported missing.
Uber Eats provided investigators with Cooke’s last known location, which led them to the Moog Road residence of Solis. The following morning, on April 20, surveillance footage captured Solis carrying trash sacks with a man. In the sacks, Cooke’s remains were discovered.
According to accounts, Solis’ neighbor’s home security surveillance showed Cooke approaching the residence at 6:45 p.m. before the camera abruptly went black.
According to the arrest affidavit, Solis’ neighbor heard “loud noises” emanating from his room around 2:00 a.m. Later, Solis was spotted with minor cuts on his wrists and arms.
A bit of a heads up – hearing word there's a lot more to this Florida homicide than what's currently available.@PascoSheriff have arrested Oscar Adrian Solis, 30.
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Several areas of the residence contained blood, which was quite disturbing to come across.
Cooke’s car was later discovered abandoned about 0.3 miles away with “blood-soaked cloths and paper towels, as well as a red DoorDash container identical to the one [Cooke] was seen carrying.”
The detectives also discovered a time card bearing Solis’ name in the trunk of Cooke’s vehicle.
This year, Solis was granted parole from an Indiana prison and then relocated to Florida. He is a “very violent individual” with ties to the MS-13 gang. Solis is now being detained without bail at the Pasco County jail on a charge of first-degree murder.This article appeared in NewsHouse and has been published here with permission.