PIO Number: 18-5-10a

BSO Case Number: 90-1805-006644

Date: May 16, 2018

Time: 2:10 p.m.

Jurisdiction: Parkland

Place of Occurrence: C.W. Hendrix Farms, 12210 Loxahatchee Road, Parkland

Victim(s): Maria Francisco Pascual, 53, 5/1/65, female, 1306 Tropical Drive, Lake Worth (DECEASED)

                  Blanca Bertila Alvarenga, in her 40s, Palm Beach County

                  Alfonzo Lopez Ordonez, in his 20s, Palm Beach County

Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff's Office homicide detectives are releasing the names of the two survivors of Wednesday's lightning strike as their investigation into Maria Pascual's death continues.

At 2:10 p.m. May 16, Pascual was working in the fields at C.W. Hendrix Farms, 12210 Loxahatchee Road, in Parkland when she was felled by lightning. Blanca Alvarenga, who is in her 40s, and Alfonzo Ordonez, who is in his 20s, suffered lightning-related injuries.

Coral Springs Parkland Fire Rescue responded and transported Ordonez to Broward Health North. Alvarenga showed up at JFK Medical Center.

Pascual was taken to Coral Springs Medical Center by Coral Springs Parkland Fire Rescue who pronounced her dead.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide Detective Jeffrey Curtis at 954-321-4231. Anonymous tips can also be provided to Broward Crime Stoppers by calling 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at

Det. Curtis, CID Homicide
Parkland, CSPFD

Joy Oglesby/PIO
5/17/18      1830

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