Photo: After Appearing on Peruvian Reality Show, Woman Murdered by Ex-Boyfriend
The parents of Ruth Thalia Sayas say they last saw or heard from their daughter after she appeared on Peru’s Valor de la Verdad (The Value of Truth).
The Valor of Truth is a reality show on which contestants answer often embarrassing questions about their personal lives.
Sayas appeared on the show, accompanied by her parents and boyfriend, Bryan Romero Leiva, and admitted she had had sex for money.
After Sayas disappeared, a friend told police Sayas was no longer dating Romera at the time of her appearance on the show and only convinced him to go on the show by agreeing to pay him.
For her participation on the show, Sayas won 15,000 soles. It is believed Romera wanted more money for the taping after he was embarrassed by Saya’s confessions on the show.
‘My pride was wounded, with my friends, with my family, with the way they look at me,’ El Comercio reported Romero as saying.
After Saya’s disappearance was reported on September 12, police questioned Romero who initially claimed he was not guilty. On Saturday, however, he confessed to police that he killed Sayas and led police to the scene of the crime.
Her body was recovered at the Villas de Media Luna in Jicamara.
As for a motive, Sayas’ parents believed she was killed for not giving Romero more money.