Nairobi Montés was just a 15-year-old girl trying to enjoy some downtime.
On September 1, she met with a friend at her local neighborhood pool in Pantoja, Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
But the leisurely activity ended in tragedy when a 16-year-old boy drowned her. The video of the shocking incident went viral this weekend after it was shared amongst Whatsapp users.
It showed the yet unnamed suspect hugging the high school sophomore from behind. He then proceeded to lift her from the ground and throw her in the water.
Several people watch the tragedy unfold but fail to stop the attack.
A horrified Montés climbs out of the pool and stands near the edge. But just as she begins to get her composure, the boy pushes her back in.
The suspect is then seen in the CCTV footage jumping into the pool and swimming to the side before coming back towards Montés.
He can be seen submerging the helpless girl under water.
After repeatedly jumping on top of Montés, he leans against a wall inside the pool.
Montés lifeless body is then seen floating towards the center of the pool. In one more callous move, the 16-year-old boy jumps on top of her again.
A male swimmer is seen coming to Montés aid a few minutes later.
He and the suspect are seen dragging Montés out of the pool. The boy then ran to the opposite end of the pool to seek first aid assistance.
But Nairobi Montés sadly died.
Family members have reportedly told Dominican outlet Listin Diario that the boy was “infatuated” with Montés.
But she however was not interested.
He apparently showed up unannounced at places where Montés would be. Sources say he even went as far as hitting her and stealing her phone to see who she was talking to.
He even attended her funeral service September 3 – despite his apparent involvement in her murder.
The boy also attempted to seek a memorial T-shirt with Montés picture printed on it.
He has since been arrested and was ordered to be held for 30 days in pretrial detention while prosecutors continue their investigation.
The suspect is due to appear in court October 9.