THE parents of a murdered eight-year-old boy have finally been able to scatter his ashes, six months after his death.
Gabriel Cruz’s body was found by a well 13 days after he was first reported missing in the Las Hortichuelas area of Nijar in late February.
A month later, a funeral took place, but Judge Soriano prevented the cremation from going ahead in case investigators needed to conduct further tests on the body.
Now parents Patricia Ramirez and Angel Cruz have at last been able to place their son’s ashes in the sea at the natural park of Cabo de Gata.
In a statement to the press, they said that the area ‘is a magical place in which he will rest while his beloved little fishes take care of him’.
They also stressed that it was a ‘special day since Gabriel has returned to the sea he loved so much’.
In the moving tribute, Gabriels’ parents went on to say that their son is going to a safe place, full of love and good people, adding that the ‘angel of the seas Gabriel has been born’.
Ana Julia Quezada remains the prime suspect in the case after confessing to police that she was behind the killing the child.
She later wrote open letters to the media from her prison cell in which she admitted to taking the boy’s life but claimed it was an accident.
Quezada said Cruz had insulted her and that she had suffocated him in a fit a rage.
An investigation is still ongoing.