After six months searching for the remains of Dana Leonte, El Mundo has published a report tracking the woman and her alleged murderer. Through the testimonies of the last people who spoke and interacted with them, the report forms a clearer idea of the fateful days in June 2019.
Half a year has passed since the disappearance and murder of Dana Leonte, the Romanian girl who vanished in Arenas, close to Velez-Malaga. She was alleged killed and dismembered by her partner Sergio, with whom she had a baby in common. Their little girl is currently under the care of her paternal uncles, as the two families battle for custody.
To date, only one femur belonging to the victim has been found. Statements of the witnesses are being used to reconstruct the woman’s last hours while her partner is in remand for the crime.
The owners of the local Alhambra bar saw the couple separately on June 12, the day Ms Leonte disappeared. They remember finding it odd that Sergio only ordered one coffee, as he usually ordered another one for Dana.
Sergio’s manager at the tile and pavement factory where he worked, remarked that the defendant did not wear his black work boots the day after the disappearance. He highlighted that Sergio always wore them, although they were apparently broken.
The couple’s babysitter declared that she saw Dana at 5pm on the day she disappeared. She was paid €50 and Dana said she would pick up her daughter with Sergio at 8pm.
However, at eight to nine, the babysitter received a WhatsApp message from Dana saying that her home had been robbed. She then said that Sergio would pick up the girl on his own. This text message supposedly offers proofs that it could be part of a false alibi carried out by Sergio, as both the writing style and the spelling mistakes do not correspond with Dana’s style, according to the babysitter.