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Miss Honduras, Maria Jose Alvarado, Found Dead: Reports

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Image: Miss World Honduras 2014 Maria Jose Alvarado
epa04493885 A picture made available on 17 November 2014 shows Miss World Honduras 2014 Maria Jose Alvarado in the ceremony of the event in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, 26 April 2014. A march of solidarity to demand respect for life of Alvarado and sister Sofia Trinidad, missing since last 13 November. The march which will be held in Santa Barbara, western Honduras, and is organized by the Centro Politecnico del Norte University, where they study. EPA/STREPA

María José Alvarado, 19, recently crowned Miss Honduras, as well as her sister, Sofía Trinidad Alvarado Muñoz, have been found dead, according to reports from the Associated Press and BBC. The young women went missing on Nov. 13, days before Alvarado was set to fly to London for the Miss World contest.

On Tuesday police said they had detained two men, including the boyfriend of Alvarado's sister, and were questioning them on the young women's disappearance. The sisters had last been seen leaving a party in a car without a license plate.

Honduras is the murder capital of the world, with a homicide rate of 90.4 people per 100,000, according to an April U.N. report, almost double the rate of Venezuela, which ranks second with 53.7 per 100,000.

Image: HONDURAS-MISS HONDURAS-MISSING
File photo of Maria Jose Alvarado, Miss Honduras World 2014. Authorities confirmed her death on 11/19/14 after she and her sister had been reported missing for several days.STR / AFP - Getty Images

--Reporting from the Associated Press, Reuters

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