Police arrest man in body in suitcase case

Updated 10 June: The “man” arrested for the murder of his father turns out to be a boy of 15. He has now been transferred to a child detention centre to await his hearings, where the most the law can impose on him is a sentence of 8 years.

Updated 8 June: Police say that they have arrested a young Brazilian man on suspicion of murdering his father. It is the dead man’s remains that are thought to have been disposed of in the suitcase after the pair quarrelled. Police have been searching the Santa Cruz family home since late last evening and their investigation continues.

Original post 7 June: A grim discovery of human remains in a suitcase seems to have been made by divers in the Muelle de Vallesco in Santa Cruz. Police are at the scene presently, and the remains, said to have been cut up and packed without the head or hands, have been taken to the Instituto de Medicina Legal. No doubt there will be more to come on this in the hours ahead.

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