HOLIDAY, FLORIDA — A convicted felon who recently moved to Florida faces murder charges after Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies found the dismembered remains of an Uber Eats delivery driver in the trash can outside his home.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s office said the victim, who worked for Uber Eats and DoorDash, sent a text to his wife on April 19 saying he had one more delivery and would be home soon. But his wife never heard back. After several messages and phone calls went unanswered, she reported her husband missing.
Two days later, when police went to the address of the last delivery, the suspect’s roommate gave police video of the suspect and another individual taking out several bags of trash. When detectives searched the bags, they found the dismembered human remains.
“You can actually see the victim walking up to the house to deliver food, but the video cuts off at that point,” Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco said at a press conference Tuesday.
Nocco said the suspect, Oscar Solis, 30, was paroled in Indiana and moved to Florida in January – but he failed to register as a felon with the state. Solis was arrested Monday night for felony murder and robbery after detectives found the victim’s wedding ring and car keys inside Solis’ house.
“This was a horrific crime of passion,” Nocco said. “This was demonic. What he did was demonic.”
The victim’s car was found nearby the home and detectives said the trunk contained a trash bag with “apparent blood-soaked rags” along with paper towels and a red DoorDash delivery bag. In the trash bag was a time card punch-out receipt with Solis’ name on it for a gentleman’s club where Solis told police he worked as security staff.
Nocco said the roommate was not home at the time of the murder and it is still unclear who the other person was who helped Solis take out the trash. According to detectives, Solis is affiliated with the MS-13 gang and served four years in an Indiana prison for assault and burglary where he was accused of stabbing another inmate.