The Guardia Civil in Alicante have arrested two men suspected of being responsible for the murder of a 70-year-old British woman, one of whom was a friend.
The body of the victim, who lived alone, was discovered at home in Granja de Rocamora by a female friend on the 18th of November who then alerted the police.
The police didn’t have much to go on as the culprit(s) had left no clues. The only fact they had to go on was that the victim must have opened the door as the access had not been forced, indicating that it could have been somebody that she knew.
Consequently, the police investigation followed that line but the motive remained a mystery until the arrests took place.
Both said arrests were made in Crevillente; the first was a 49-year-old man from the Netherlands on the 9th of January and the second arrest was a 33-year-old Spaniard, on the 16th of that same month.
According to police investigation both men went to the house on the day of the murder with the intention of carrying out a robbery. One of them, a close friend, knew that she would open the door to them without suspecting anything.
They knew that she kept cash at home; in this case 600 euros. Making good their escape, one of the two gave her a blow to the chest, with fatal results.
During interrogation both men admitted to the crime at the police station, which they ratified before a magistrate to be remanded in custody until brought to trial.
The investigative work was kept under wraps until this month, which was when the crime renactment was carried out.
(News: Granja de Rocamora, Alicante, Valencia)