Mexican police arrested the alleged murderer of 39-year-old Maria Villar galas, who is the niece of the President of the football Federation Spain’s angel Villar.
About catching a criminal according to the publication La Jornada , citing National security Commission (CNS).
“To determine the possible whereabouts of the suspect have been obtained through the investigation of information”, – explained in the CNS.
The alleged offender was arrested by the Federal police in the municipality of Tezoyuca in the state of Mexico. Earlier, the authorities managed to apprehend his accomplice, reports TASS. They both transferred to the unit of prosecutors dedicated to combating organized crime.
We will remind, the niece of the President of the Spanish football Federation Maria Villar galas were abducted late in the evening of 13 September, when she took a taxi near a shopping Mall Patio Santa Fe in the business area of Santa Fe in Mexico city. Next to the shopping center, is the headquarters of IBM, where he worked Mary.
It is unclear what happened in the cab, but in the end an ordinary trip turned into a kidnapping. A foreign woman was forced to withdraw the maximum cash from two ATMs located nearby.
The same night, close to Maria sounded the alarm and announced in social networks about her loss, as the woman reached her house in Polanco.
On 14 September, the kidnappers on the phone with Maria’s family and demanded a ransom. The husband of the victim Cristiano To the Vale and cousin Mary Gorka Villar appealed to the Spanish Embassy in Mexico. But diplomats contacted the Federal police of Mexico.
On the same day, Mary’s family gave the attackers a certain amount. “Money paid, but less than was demanded by the kidnappers. We thought that it would be released alive and healthy. Unfortunately, it turned out differently,” said acting Minister of foreign Affairs of Spain Jose Manuel Garcia margallo.
On the evening of September 15 the body of an unidentified woman was discovered in the river Santiago Tianguistenco-hour drive from Mexico city. The body was taken to the morgue of the city of Toluca (capital of the state of Mexico). Only September 20, the dead identified as a foreigner Maria Villar.
A source close to the investigation claimed that the deceased’s hands were tied. And killed a woman by strangling, wearing on her head the package.
According to one version, the extortionists demanded for Mary a ransom of two million pesos (over 100 thousand dollars). But sources in the investigative agencies claim that criminals agreed to only 66 thousand pesos (slightly more than three thousand dollars).
Kidnapping for ransom has evolved into one of the income sources of Mexican criminal groups. They often kill those who kidnapped, even if they receive the requested redemption amount, as was the case with Maria Villar.