This man has been arrested after a 14-year-old girl has been found dead with signs of torture and with a piece of wood lodged inside her vagina.
The victim, whose name was not revealed, showed signs of torture and blade injuries in her body when she was found by a river in the village of Sincerin, in the municipality of Arjona, in the northern Colombian department of Bolivar.
Bolivar police colonel, Tahir Rivera, told local media that a piece of wood was found lodged inside the girl’s vagina.
The unnamed man in the photographs was arrested after his brother-in-law reportedly called the police.
According to local media, the suspect asked his brother-in-law to accompany him to find lost property at the site where the girl’s body was dumped and then allegedly begged him not to tell the authorities.
When cops arrived to arrest the suspect he allegedly tried to flee on a motorbike before he was eventually apprehended.
The 35-year-old suspect has Colombia and Venezuelan nationality and had just returned from a trip to Venezuela.
It is unclear if he knew the victim.
Police reported that the man had a previous arrest warrant for domestic violence.
The body of the victim has yet to be formally identified by family members.
According to the penal code of Colombia femicide can be punished with sentences of up to 41 years in prison.
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