By Cathy Elelman • 04 June 2019 • 11:49
Photo of the town of Enix in Almeria.
Credit: Google maps - Juan Mena.
A LITHUANIAN woman suspected of murdering a pastry chef in El Ejido in 2014 and skipping the country is now behind bars in Almeria.
When police officers found the victim’s body there were clear signs of extreme violence, her face and head covered in cuts and bruises.
Investigations pointed to money as the motive for the crime: the murdered woman was €700 in debt to the Lithuanian and her boyfriend.
The suspected killer managed to evade arrest and fled to Lithuania, taking refuge in the homes of friends and family. However police and an El Ejido court pushed to have the case reopened. The court requested a European Arrest Warrant for the fugitive and the Lithuanian
Authorities tracked her down, handing her over to El Ejido police at the end of May
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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