GUARDIA CIVIL officers have arrested a new suspect in the Laura Luelmo murder case.
The 26-year-old teacher that went missing last week was found dead yesterday in El Campillo, Huelva, 4 kilometres from her home after she had left to go running.
Ms. Luelmo’s body was found half-naked and hidden in a bush in a mountainous area.
The corpse had several wounds that have reportedly suggested that a struggle took place in her final moments, there was also evidence of sexual assault and aggression.
Spanish media suggests that the arrested individual is actually the twin brother of the neighbour of Laura Luelmo.
Spanish media initially speculated Laura Luelmo’s neighbour, Luciano MN, a convicted murderer, was linked to her disappearance, however Luciano was later discounted from the investigation due to his current incarceration.
In the last hours, Luciano’s twin brother, Bernardo MN, has now been detained on suspicion of Luelmo’s murder.
Bernardo who reportedly lived across the road from the victim, had allegedly been watching her and has previously been convicted for violence against women.
Ms. Luelmo had allegedly told her partner over a telephone conversation that her neighbour had been watching her from his home.
The new suspect had only just been released from prison two months ago after serving a 17-year sentence for murdering an 81-year-old woman in 1995.
Police officers have detained Bernardo on suspicion of Luelmo’s murder, although they have not released definitive proof of the ex-convict’s involvement in the young teacher’s death.
Police report they arrested Bernardo MN due to suspicious ‘movements’ after he was allegedly involved in a car chase near the country’s border.
The case continues…