Arrested partner of woman whose body was found in La Laguna fire confesses to her killing

Photo: Bomberos de Tenerife.

Updated 5 April: The man arrested on suspicion of killing his partner and then trying to disguise the death by setting the body on fire in an abandoned house in La Laguna has confessed to her killing. He has been remanded in prison while the Courts now process the official investigation.

Updated 4 April: Police say that they have arrested the partner of the woman found inside the burnt room of the abandoned property in La Laguna yesterday. The initial hypothesis is that after killing her, he left her body in a place where it was unlikely to be discovered and the room set on fire in an attempt to disguise her identity if she were in fact found. It was, however, the smoke which attracted attention to the act.

Original post 3 April: Firefighters who were called out in La Laguna this morning made a grim discovery after they had extinguished the fire. Emergency services say that bomberos were called out shortly before 11am with reports of the fire in an abandoned property in camino La Rúa on the outskirts of the city. Sadly, while examining the interior of the property, the body of a woman was found inside the one room that had been affected by the fire. The incident is being investigated by the National Police but at present the victim hasn’t been identified: her body has been transferred to the judicial authorities for identification attempts and an autopsy.

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