A LITHUANIAN woman suspected of murdering a pastry chef in El Ejido in 2014 and skipping the country is now behind bars in Almeria.
When police officers found the victim’s body there were clear signs of extreme violence, her face and head covered in cuts and bruises.
Investigations pointed to money as the motive for the crime: the murdered woman was €700 in debt to the Lithuanian and her boyfriend.
The suspected killer managed to evade arrest and fled to Lithuania, taking refuge in the homes of friends and family. However police and an El Ejido court pushed to have the case reopened. The court requested a European Arrest Warrant for the fugitive and the Lithuanian
Authorities tracked her down, handing her over to El Ejido police at the end of May