Unconditional prison for alleged Denia Ripper

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A JUDGE has ordered a provisional prison term without bail for the man arrested on suspicion of the murder and dismemberment of a 59- year-old man of Spanish nationality in Denia, Alicante.

A second 36-year-old man, whose identity is currently unknown and is accused of helping to dispose of the body using his van and allegedly covering up the facts is on probation. The investigation began last week after neighbours alerted police to a strong smell coming from the victim’s home, located in Calle Mallorca and that they had not seen the man for some time.

Police found traces of blood in the house and two days later discovered the head and torso in a village of nearby Ondara. Over the days that followed more body parts were found between the towns of Alcalali and Llosa de Camatxo which included a hand and forearm.

An autopsy revealed that the cause of death was suffocation, although a motive has not yet been established, it is believed that it could have been a settling of scores.

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