The Trail Went Cold – Episode 336 – Omar Laparra

May 30, 2009. Miami, Florida. While spending the evening partying at a nightclub, 21-year old Omar Laparra becomes very intoxicated and after leaving the club at closing time, he never returns home. Three days later, Omar’s dismembered remains are found in multiple garbage bags on the shores of Biscayne Bay. Investigators look into a number of different leads, including an individual who used Omar’s stolen cell phone following his disappearance and an eyewitness sighting of Omar’s unconscious body being placed into a vehicle by two unidentified men, but the crime is never solved. On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we explore the gruesome murder of Omar Lappara, one of our two featured cases in which a dismembered victim was found in Miami’s Biscayne Bay. Our second case covers the 1985 murder of 27-year old Nilsa Padilla and subsequent disappearance of her two-year old daughter, Alicia Padilla. Special thanks to listener Maria Chachere for narrating the opening of this week’s episode.

If you have any information about the murder of Omar Lappara, please contact the Miami-Dade & The Florida Keys Crime Stoppers Tipline at (305) 471-TIPS (8477). If you have any information about the disappearance about the current whereabouts of Jorge Walter Nunez, the disappearance of Alicia Padilla or the identity of “Tommy Torso”, please contact the Miami-Dade & Police Department at (305) 471-2400.

Additional Reading:

“The First 48” Episode: Body of Evidence

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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.

All music is composed by Vince Nitro.