THE Guardia Civil is looking for one or more persons involved in the double murder committed in Polop in July, according sources close to the investigation.
Inquiries suggest that the 20 year old Moroccan who has admitted to murdering a Romanian woman and her 8-year-old son, did not act alone. The identity of the new suspects may already be known, but has not yet been released, in order not to hinder the investigation, according to sources.
The only person so far arrested for the deaths of the mother and daughter is the Moroccan man, who was taken into custody one week after the murders. The detainee worked in a garage located on the ground floor of the house where the murders occurred, and was run by the same man who had rented the house to the victims.
In the early part of the investigations, the confessed killer spoke with journalists and TV reporters, claiming that he knew “nothing”.
However, it seems that the police presence and the weight of the two deaths on his conscience eventually defeated him, and he confessed. The victim and her son had only been living little in Polop for two months.
The 26-year-old victim worked as a waitress in a bar in La Nucia, whilst her partner and father of the child lived in Romania. The secrecy that still protects the investigation, has so far prevented light being shed on the exact motives for the double murder.
The apparent involvement of others brings new questions to the case, and at the time of writing, the investigation remains open and might soon produce further arrests. Spanish daily ABC reported jealousy may have been the motive for the killings, citing sources which suggested the woman lived with one man while allegedly maintaining a relationship with the confessed killer.
By Paul Deed