Monday, May 19, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: A Punta Gorda man who was wanted by police to assist in the investigation of the Mother’s Day murder of Juanita Vargas now stands criminally charged.
21 year old Kenner Trapp was charged today for the crime of keeping a firearm without a gun license. Channel 7 News reported this evening that Trap is now the main suspect in the murder of 26 year old Janice Vargas who was found mortally wounded inside the Jamaica Bar in the morning of Sunday, May 11.
She died a couple hours later while enroute to the Southern Regional hospital for medical treatment.
The Channel 7 News report said that on Friday, Trapp took PG police to the town’s cemetery where they found a .38 Smith & Wesson brand revolver buried in the bushes.
That firearm is believed to be the murder weapon.
Janice Vargas was buried over the weekend and PG police continue to investigate the shocking murder.
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