SPAIN NEWS: Man wanted in connection to missing woman admits dismembering her body

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THE man suspected to be involved in the disappearance of 25-year-old Marta Calvo in Valencia, Spain, has surrendered to the Guardia Civil today (December 4),

As reported by the police, Jorge Ignacio PJ has admitted to dismembering the young woman and discarding her remains in various rubbish bins.

Marta Calvo had been missing for 28 days after she left her mother’s house to go on a date with a man she had met on a dating site. The man subsequently fled after she disappeared, sparking a huge manhunt across the country from the police.

On the night of her disappearance, Marta sent her location to her mother through WhatsApp at 5.55am, which police believed may have been out of fear. Days after she went missing, the Guardia Civil conducted searches in the area with the help of sniffer dogs, also tracing the missing woman’s last movements through data provided from her mobile phone. This last placed her inside the home of Jorge Ignacio PJ, the man she went on a date with.

A search was then conducted at his house but he had already fled, with police reporting that it had been thoroughly cleaned with bleach as they frantically searched for clues. His car was also missing from outside the property, with officers later finding it abandoned.

Jorge Ignacio PJ, 38, of Colombian origin, has previous convictions, including being jailed for drug trafficking in Italy. After having confessed to dismembering the body of Marta Calvo today, the Guardia Civil ordered the recycling plant in Valencia to close as officers begin to desperately search for her remains.

The Military Emergency Unit (UME) is also on call to help and will deploy 96 members of their team and 3 dogs to find Marta.

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Isha Sesay


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