Spanish woman extradited to Austria over cellar murders

24th June 2011, Comments 0 comments

A Spanish woman arrested in Italy for the murder of two ex-partners whose bodies were found in a Vienna cellar was handed over to Austrian authorities on Friday, the authorities said.

The 32-year-old woman, who has joint Spanish and Mexican citizenship, was taken by Italian police to the border town of Arnoldstein in the morning and handed over there to the Austrian authorities, who took her to the southern town of Klagenfurt, they said.

She was to be held there initially before being transferred to Vienna over the weekend, the director of the prison in Klagenfurt, Peter Bevc, said.

Goidsargi Estibaliz Carranza Zabala was arrested on June 10 in the northern Italian town of Udine on a European warrant issued by Austrian police, after they found the bodies of two men in the cellar of a building in which the young woman owned an ice-cream parlour.

The two bodies had been dismembered, packed in plastic and set in concrete.

One of them apparently belonged to the suspect's ex-husband, according to media reports, while the other was a former boyfriend of Carranza Zabala who was reported missing last November.

© 2011 AFP

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