Trial date set for woman who allegedly 'zipped boyfriend in suitcase and left him to die'

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A trial date has been set for a woman who allegedly zipped her boyfriend inside of a suitcase during a game of hide and seek, and left him to die.

The incident occurred in 2020 when Sarah Boone, then 42, allegedly zipped Jorge Torres Jr. into a suitcase during a drunken night.

Boone claims she passed out, forgetting he was inside, leading to his tragic death, according to the Daily Mail.

Boone told investigators she lost consciousness after leaving her boyfriend in the suitcase. When she awoke, he had already suffocated after struggling to breathe for hours.

Screenshot 2024-06-12 at 11.29.48.jpgSarah Boone. Credit: Orange County Florida Jail

In a 911 call obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, Boone said: "My boyfriend and I were playing last night, and I put him in a suitcase and we were playing... like kind of a hide-and-seek kind thing, so... I fell asleep and I woke up and he was dead in the suitcase. I don't know what happened."

Boone added that Torres Jr. had blood coming from his mouth and suggested he might have suffered an aneurysm while trapped.

However, Boone's narrative appeared to fall apart when investigators discovered video clips on her phone. These videos allegedly showed Boone taunting Torres Jr. as he repeatedly told her he was struggling to breathe.

In one clip, Boone can allegedly be heard saying: "For everything you've done to me. F*** you. Stupid," to which Torres Jr. responds, panicking, that he can't breathe.

Screenshot 2024-06-12 at 11.30.17.jpgJorge Torres Jr. Credit: Good Life Funeral Home

Boone allegedly replies: "Yeah, that's what you do when you choke me. That's on you. Oh, that's what I feel like when you cheat on me. You should probably shut the f*** up."

During her initial interview, Boone claimed the couple had been drinking Chardonnay and working on a puzzle before deciding to play hide-and-seek. She insisted neither of them was drunk.

Boone said they were laughing when Torres Jr. was first placed in the suitcase, and she went upstairs, believing he could get out on his own. She claims she fell asleep and didn't return downstairs until 11:00AM the next morning, only to discover Torres Jr. missing.

According to the arrest document, Boone "freaked out" and unzipped the suitcase, finding her boyfriend unresponsive inside. She allegedly attempted CPR and was encouraged by her ex-husband to call for help.


The victim reportedly had a cut on his lip, bruising around his eye, forehead, and shoulder, and nail scratches on his back and neck.

Torres "died after Boone zipped him into a suitcase and didn’t return for hours," the sheriff’s office stated. Boone's trial is set for October 7, as reported by PEOPLE.

Boone has gone through seven different lawyers over the last four years in connection with this case. She has been held without bond since 2020 and has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Featured image credit: Good Life Funeral Home, Orange County Florida Jail

Trial date set for woman who allegedly 'zipped boyfriend in suitcase and left him to die'

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By James Kay

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A trial date has been set for a woman who allegedly zipped her boyfriend inside of a suitcase during a game of hide and seek, and left him to die.

The incident occurred in 2020 when Sarah Boone, then 42, allegedly zipped Jorge Torres Jr. into a suitcase during a drunken night.

Boone claims she passed out, forgetting he was inside, leading to his tragic death, according to the Daily Mail.

Boone told investigators she lost consciousness after leaving her boyfriend in the suitcase. When she awoke, he had already suffocated after struggling to breathe for hours.

Screenshot 2024-06-12 at 11.29.48.jpgSarah Boone. Credit: Orange County Florida Jail

In a 911 call obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, Boone said: "My boyfriend and I were playing last night, and I put him in a suitcase and we were playing... like kind of a hide-and-seek kind thing, so... I fell asleep and I woke up and he was dead in the suitcase. I don't know what happened."

Boone added that Torres Jr. had blood coming from his mouth and suggested he might have suffered an aneurysm while trapped.

However, Boone's narrative appeared to fall apart when investigators discovered video clips on her phone. These videos allegedly showed Boone taunting Torres Jr. as he repeatedly told her he was struggling to breathe.

In one clip, Boone can allegedly be heard saying: "For everything you've done to me. F*** you. Stupid," to which Torres Jr. responds, panicking, that he can't breathe.

Screenshot 2024-06-12 at 11.30.17.jpgJorge Torres Jr. Credit: Good Life Funeral Home

Boone allegedly replies: "Yeah, that's what you do when you choke me. That's on you. Oh, that's what I feel like when you cheat on me. You should probably shut the f*** up."

During her initial interview, Boone claimed the couple had been drinking Chardonnay and working on a puzzle before deciding to play hide-and-seek. She insisted neither of them was drunk.

Boone said they were laughing when Torres Jr. was first placed in the suitcase, and she went upstairs, believing he could get out on his own. She claims she fell asleep and didn't return downstairs until 11:00AM the next morning, only to discover Torres Jr. missing.

According to the arrest document, Boone "freaked out" and unzipped the suitcase, finding her boyfriend unresponsive inside. She allegedly attempted CPR and was encouraged by her ex-husband to call for help.


The victim reportedly had a cut on his lip, bruising around his eye, forehead, and shoulder, and nail scratches on his back and neck.

Torres "died after Boone zipped him into a suitcase and didn’t return for hours," the sheriff’s office stated. Boone's trial is set for October 7, as reported by PEOPLE.

Boone has gone through seven different lawyers over the last four years in connection with this case. She has been held without bond since 2020 and has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Featured image credit: Good Life Funeral Home, Orange County Florida Jail