Trial begins for pair accused of kidnapping, robbing and murdering Samuel Ortiz in 2019

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The murder trial for two people accused of abducting and killing a Rochester man started this week.

Investigators say Kimberly Jones and David Gardner worked together to kidnap, rob and kill Samuel Ortiz in July 2019.

Ortiz went missing on July 7, 2019. His burned-out car was found in Florida two days later.

Then four days later the body of the 39-year-old was discovered in a garage on Lakeview Park in Rochester.

The trial is expected to resume next week.