Man suspected of murder and burning the corpse

in World · 02-10-2019 15:05:00 · 0 Comments

A 54-year-old man was arrested for “qualified murder and desecration of the corpse” of another man, who was set on fire following “jealous” attacks in Vila Nova de Gaia, revealed the Judiciary Police (PJ) on 2 October.

In a statement, the PJ recalls that the crime took place in August, in an “isolated area of ??the Serzedo Industrial Zone, in Vila Nova de Gaia”, Porto district, when, “motivated by jealousy, the accused attracted the now deceased to that place.” And “surprised him by brutally assaulting him in the head and neck area”.

"Then, in order to destroy any trace that linked him to the crime committed, he set fire to the corpse," added the PJ, who, despite the "attempted destruction", managed to "gather the evidence necessary for detention."

The 54-year-old businessman was arrested on Tuesday, according to PJ's Northern Board.

The PJ also states that the suspect has a criminal record "for the crimes of qualified murder, offense to qualified physical integrity, damage and theft."

On 19 August, the body of a man was found charred in a plot of land in Serzedo, leading PJ to investigate the case, Porto's GNR told source Lusa.

According to that source, the man would be between 30 and 40 years old.


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