Daughter-in-law detained in Carboneras murder investigation

THE daughter-in-law of a woman found murdered in Almeria is under arrest for her suspected involvement in trying to cover up the crime.

Police said they had detained the victim’s relative in Carboneras, where she had been hiding out.

The case dates back to March this year when the mother-in-law’s body was found in her home. Initial police suspicions she had met a violent death were confirmed by the autopsy, which showed she had died of asphyxia.

Investigations focused on the victim’s family members and close friends, and police arrested a 42-year old man the day after the body was found. He has been held in detention pending trial ever since.

However the police investigations pointed to there being a third person involved and put them on to the daughter-in-law. They said she had given false alibis and distorted facts following the arrest of the 42-year old.

She also had a previous arrest for drugs, police said, running a drug sales operation when her late mother-in-law had needed her to. The suspect being held in prison regularly went to the location where the drugs were sold to buy and to consume, police further revealed.

Police believe money was the motive behind the murder. They reported that just days before she died the victim received a large sum from the sale of a marijuana crop.


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Cathy Elelman

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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