Police in Honduras have arrested two men over the killing of beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister who vanished on a night out last week, the BBC reports.
The bodies of Ms Alvarado and her sister Sofia Trinidad, 23, were found buried beside a river near the northern city of Santa Barbara.
Ms Trinidad’s boyfriend confessed in custody to shooting and burying them, police say.
Police believe he shot her first in a fit of jealousy.
Ms Alvarado, who was crowned Miss Honduras in April, was preparing to leave for London for the Miss World contest in December at the time of their disappearance last Thursday.
The organisers of the contest joined in tributes to the dead women as the impoverished Central American state’s record of violent crime again came under scrutiny.