In a media agenda dominated by news of the coronavirus and compulsory social isolation, there is another topic that stands out, despite everything: unstoppable femicides, throughout the country. In the last hours, a 30-year-old woman was found hanged with a jacket on a street in the Buenos Aires town of Tigre, in which case a suspect was arrested, police and judicial sources reported.
The victim was identified by investigators as María Florencia Santa Cruz (30), the daughter of a retired inspector commissioner, whose body was found hanging from a wire fence on Benito Lynch and Acceso Tigre streets. Santiago Ezequiel Hernández (32) was arrested for the fact, in a search of his home.
The discovery of the body was recorded around 3 in the morning yesterday, when personnel from the 1era.de Tigre police station on board a patrol car passed by the site and observed a woman hanging from a wire fence and with a jacket around her neck. At first, the police saw that Santa Cruz was half-naked since she only had on a shirt and a pair of slippers.
A meter from the site there were pants and a pant, so the researchers analyzed eight cameras from the Tigre Operations Center (COT) to establish when they had arrived at the place and if they were accompanied by someone to determine if they were actually had he attempted suicide or not. According to the sources, the images captured the moment when Santa Cruz, who according to what his relatives said had psychiatric problems and addictions, arrived at the place where he died minutes before 0.45 accompanied by a man who was bare-chested and I had a bermuda.
Although the recording did not take the moment of death, the suspect retired from the place on foot and through other cameras that followed his route, it was confirmed that he arrived at his home located just over 10 blocks near 1.20. In addition, the investigations began to suspect that it could have been a femicide because on the way the man traveled to return to his home, the police found a pair of glasses, a handkerchief and the victim’s wallet.
With these data, the prosecutor Diego Callegari, from the Functional Instruction Unit (UFI) Specialized in Gender Violence, and his partner Sebastián Fitipaldi from Rincón de Milberg, ordered a search of the Hernández house, in José Manuel Estrada y Gral. Fields.
Police personnel apprehended the accused, who kidnapped the clothing he used at the time.
Sources added that Hernández had abrasions on his arms that had occurred in the past 24 hours, which investigators suspect may have occurred when Santa Cruz attempted to defend himself from an attack. The autopsy will be done today to find out if the victim was abused and if there is any other type of injury.
Confirmed femicides since the isolation began until last March 29. Three others that are still being investigated in Santa Fe, Salta and Río Negro and the last one, in Tigre, Buenos Aires province, were not included. Due to this situation, on Monday there was a “noise”