Mexican police arrest two for murder of Spaniard
20 February 2006, CANCUN, MEXICO — Authorities in the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo said two suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Spanish tourist and her Italian boyfriend.
20 February 2006
CANCUN, MEXICO — Authorities in the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo said two suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Spanish tourist and her Italian boyfriend.
Ruben Alfaro Morales, 19, and Carlos Januario Rosales Sastre, 29, were arrested in connection with the murders of Spaniard Martha Toullat Vallverde and Italian tourist Matias Mazzeti, whose bodies were found on 9 December in Tulum, Quintana Roo.
A third suspect, identified as Carlos Rosales, 29, is being sought by authorities, according to the official.
The suspects had been questioned and released shortly after the murders of the two European tourists, who were both 26.
Further investigation, however, uncovered a video showing the couple getting into the young men's vehicle, police said.
The couple got into the suspects' vehicle on 7 December after apparently agreeing to be taken from Tulum to the city of Macario Gomez, about 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) away.
The three suspects, who had been drinking and using cocaine, offered to give the tourists a ride.
The men drove the couple down a deserted road, where they stopped and raped Toullat. One of the suspects then killed Mazzeti with a machete.
The young woman tried to escape after being raped once again and was killed with the same weapon.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news