Miss Ecuador beauty queen, 23, shot dead after Instagram post of octopus dish ‘led hitmen to restaurant’

A BEAUTY model competing in Miss Ecuador was shot dead in broad daylight after her Instagram post led killers to her location.

Landy Párraga Goyburo, 23, uploaded a photo of an octopus dish that allowed the killers to track down the restaurant where she was eating.

Former Miss Ecuador beauty model was shot dead in broad daylight
The beauty queen, seen in the footage wearing a blue top, was talking to a man when the gunman, circled, entered
Parraga shared a photo of her meal on her Instagram, revealing her location to the killersCredit: Instagram

Shocking CCTV footage showed two hitmen storming the scene before gunning down the model queen.

She watched the door as the killers crept into the place without her noticing.

As the first assassin ran towards them, Párraga fell to the ground as the man next to her took cover.

The masked attacker then opened fire, shooting both the model and the man.

He then stood over her as she lay helpless on the ground before firing repeatedly at close range.

Both attackers then stormed out the door and fled the scene.

Images later showed the former beauty queen lying motionless on the ground in a pool of blood, with a bullet mark visible on her right thigh.

The killers are said to have been hired by the widow of a cartel boss who had an affair with Ms Párraga Goyburo before his violent death in prison.

Police are now investigating the murder and trying to identify the attackers.

They believe they were hired by the widow of Leandro Norero, a cartel boss who had an affair with Párraga before his violent death in prison.

In December 2023, Párraga’s name was mentioned in a chat made public by the Public Prosecutor’s Office as part of a major case against organized crime it is investigating.

One of the 52 people charged in the case is Helive Angulo, who allegedly managed Norero’s assets.

In the chat, Angulo told the cartel boss that the police had asked him about Párraga.

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Norero replied cryptically, “If my wife finds out anything about her, I’m fucked.

‘My friend, her name cannot appear anywhere. Otherwise my world will collapse.”

Norero was murdered in prison in 2022, six months after his imprisonment.

Money transfers to Párraga’s bank account are being investigated by the Attorney General’s office.

The office never prosecuted the beauty queen and she never publicly commented on the case.

Párraga was a former Miss Ecuador contestant and represented Los Ríos Province in 2022.

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She was also a popular social media influencer and an entrepreneur with a successful business

She often shared her lavish lifestyle on social media with her followers, showing off her outings and expensive meals at expensive restaurants.

Párraga was previously linked to an ongoing drug investigationCredit: Jampers
She was previously a participant in Miss EcuadorCredit: Jampers