Bodies of missing married couple found in Osceola County woods, officials confirm

Authorities in Osceola County discovered the bodies of two individuals in a wooded area early Friday morning near a vehicle belonging to a woman reported missing with her husband for nearly two weeks.

The NCIS confirmed to FOX 35 News that the remains are those of Claudia Pena Alvarez, 25, and Nicolas Alvarez, 22. The Osceola County Sheriff's Office shared an update Tuesday that said the Medical Examiner's Office positively identified their bodies as the couple. 

The married couple were reported missing to the Kissimmee Police Department (KPD) and last seen on April 7, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.



Claudia Pena Alvarez, 25, and Nicolas Alvarez, 22

The investigation into the discovery of the remains is now under the jurisdiction of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, which took over the case from the KPD. 

Authorities were alerted to the presence of the vehicle, Claudia’s blue 2009 Nissan Sentra, after it was spotted by a tipster.

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Surveillance footage from a home security camera captured the couple's last sighting. The footage showed the couple leaving Claudia’s mother’s house; no one else was present then.

Further details regarding the investigation have not been disclosed at this time.