THE case of the alleged murder of Dana Leonte by her then partner Sergio Ruiz has been classed as a crime of gender violence by the government delegation.
The crime adds to the total of 46 fatalities at the hands of male violence so far this year.
The Government Delegation for Gender Violence has confirmed this morning that Dana Leonte, the 31-year-old Romanian woman who disappeared in June in Arenas (Malaga), becomes the 46th victim of gender violence this year.
Her partner, Sergio Ruiz was implicated for the murder after his DNA was found on a potential murder weapon at his home, as well as on the human remains found last week.
He now faces trial for homicide and has been incarcerated since last Saturday.
The Government Delegation for Gender Violence has indicated that 34 children have been orphaned as a result of these crimes -265 since 2013.
By region, Andalucía has the highest percentage of crimes with ten recorded, followed by the Canary Islands (seven), Catalonia, Madrid and Valencia (six in each).