Yvonne Serrano Bio, Wiki
Yvonne Serrano is a 51-year-old Florida woman accused of shooting and killing a 21-year-old woman, Daniela Tabares Maya outside of her home before calling the police to report that there was a dead body in her driveway. Investigators say Serrano took steps to try to hide the evidence before calling 911. The shooting happened early in the morning on Saturday, November 23rd, in Coral Springs, Florida. Serrano was arrested and booked into a detention facility in Broward County. She is being held without bond.
Serrano initially told police that she did not know the victim before changing her story. Investigators said the victim, Daniela Tabares, had been dead for a while before police were called to the scene.
Yvonne Serrano Background
Yvonne Lorena Serrano is licensed to work as a massage therapist in Florida. According to the Florida Department of Health website, Serrano obtained her license in March of 2011. It will expire in August of 2021. There are no disciplinary actions listed on her profile.
Yvonne Serrano Charged with Murdering 21-year-old woman, Daniela Tabares Maya
Serrano is accused of shooting and killing a 21-year-old woman, Daniela Tabares Maya outside of her home before calling the police to report that there was a dead body in her driveway. As per investigators, Serrano took steps to try to hide the evidence before calling 911. The shooting happened early in the morning on Saturday, November 23rd, in Coral Springs, Florida. Serrano was arrested and booked into a detention facility in Broward County. She is being held without bond.
Maya let a friend know that she was driving Serrano home from the bar. The Sun-Sentinel reported that the unnamed friend told police that he had received a text message from Maya at 1:25 a.m.
Surveillance footage from Serrano’s neighborhood then shows Maya’s vehicle pull into Serrano’s driveway around 2 a.m., according to ABC News.NBC Miami has acquired audio of the 911 call Serrano made that morning. You can hear the call here.
"I just walked out and there is a car in my driveway with a dead body."
"A dead body."
— South Florida Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) November 25, 2019
As per a 911 call, Serrano called the police around 6 a.m. to report that there was a dead body in her driveway. She initially told investigators that she had woken up in her own bed and had no recollection of how she had gotten home the night before. She says that she had gotten up early to go to the gym, found the victim in the driveway, and immediately called 911. She claimed she didn’t know the dead woman.
Serrano is reported to have later altered her version of events. She started claiming that she had actually woken up still sitting in the passenger seat of Daniela Maya’s vehicle. Maya was laying on the driveway with one foot still inside the vehicle. Serrano said she checked to see if Maya had a pulse, and then called 911. Maya had been shot in the head.
Police found that there were missing parts to Serrano’s story. As per evidence obtained, Serrano had taken additional steps to try to cover up what had happened before calling 911. After investigators found wet clothing inside the house, Serrano admitted that she had washed the shirt that she had been wearing that night.
Serrano’s house which is equipped with a doorbell camera may have been captured the shooting. But according to the affidavit, Serrano admitted that she had deleted all of the footage that had been recorded before 6:30 a.m.
Yvonne Serrano Owns at least three guns
Yvonne Serrano is the legal owner of at least three guns. The Sun-Sentinel reports that she owns two 9mm handguns and .45 caliber weapon.
Serrano admitted to police that she had brought one of the 9mm weapons to the bar with her that night. Police discovered that the gun in question, which they found in Serrano’s bedroom, had blood on the holster.
Investigators also determined that Maya had been shot with a 9mm gun. A 9mm shell casing was found inside the vehicle.
Yvonne Serrano and the Victim, Daniela Tabares Knew Each Other
Yvonne Serrano and Daniela Tabares Maya knew each other because they attended the same gym in Coral Springs, Florida. Serrano told police that she and Maya had been out with a large group of friends from the “Training for Warriors” gym on the night that Maya died.
According to WPLG-TV, the group saw a movie and then went out to the World of Beer for drinks. Surveillance video from the bar confirms that they stayed at World of Beer until about 1:30 a.m. on November 23rd, 2019.
Yvonne Serrano Husband, Children
Serrano is married and her children are grown, a neighbor told the Sun-Sentinel. Property records for Broward County show that her husband, Jay Serrano, is the sole owner listed for their house on NW 100th Drive in Coral Springs. He purchased the home in 2008.