Man arrested in killing of Spanish woman in Mexico City

María Villar got into what she believed was an authorized taxi in Santa Fe neighborhood on Sept. 13, shortly after the taxi stopped and the man now arrested got in.

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English 03/10/2016 16:21 Newsroom Actualizada 16:21
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One responsible for the death of Spanish citizen María Villar, whose body was found in the municipality of Santiago Tianguistenco, State of Mexico, was identified and arrested said Gustavo Salas, head of the Assistant Attorney General's Office for Special Investigations on Organized Crime (SEIDO).

According to Salas, the motive for the kidnapping was to withdraw money from ATMs and steal her possessions; María Villar was a circumstantial victim of the gang that operates mainly in the metropolitan area.

María Villar got into what she believed was an authorized taxi in Mexico City Santa Fe neighborhood on September 13, shortly after she entered the taxi, it stopped and the man now arrested got in. She was immobilized by a stun gun.

The arrested suspect was identified as Óscar Saúl “N”.

The investigation suggests that more than two people participated in the kidnapping and killing of Villar Galaz.

 

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