Mother-in-law of murdered Osceola woman facing charges

in St. Cloud News & Events


OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A third arrest has been made in connection with the death of a missing woman in Osceola County.

Deputies with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office said Wanda Nereida Rivera, 59, the mother-in-law of Nicole Montalvo, was arrested Friday.

Rivera’s arrest comes one week after deputies said Montalvo’s remains were found on a property in St. Cloud that belongs to Rivera and her family.

After the remains were identified, Montalvo’s estranged husband and Rivera’s son, 31-year-old Christopher Otero-Rivera, was charged with first-degree murder. Rivera’s husband and Otero-Rivera’s father, Angel Luis Rivera, 63, is also facing murder charges.