Story By: Lisa-Maria Goertz, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
A missing pregnant teenager has been found dead by her brother, who looked for her for two days until he found her body in a wasteland.
The tragic discovery of the body of 14-year-old Rocio Magali Vera, who was two months pregnant, was made in the city of Reconquista, in the northern Argentine province of Santa Fe.
According to local newspaper El Litoral, the teen had been reported missing by her mother two days previously after which her brother, identified as Miguel Angel, began to search for her.
State prosecutor Alejandro Rodriguez, said in a press release: “The body of the teenage girl has been found dead, her brother located her and notified police personnel who were passing by.”
Rodriguez added: “We went to the place where the body was found, about 50 metres inside a wasteland.”
The prosecutor went on to say that the body shows signs of having suffered violence from a third party, although until they have the results of the autopsy they cannot say for sure.
Rodriguez added: “Her brother found her because he was looking for her since she went missing two days ago, independently of the fact he knew she was already being searched for.
“We have some clues about the participation of older and younger people. At this moment a minor has been apprehended, we presume with a high degree of probability that more people may be involved.”
The prosecutor went on to say that Rocio’s mother reported her missing after her daughter went with her boyfriend, identified only as MV, to her father’s house.
Rodriguez said that Rocio’s father called her to tell her that Rocío went to a house with a 30-year-old individual identified only as E.G where they always get together, but when she went to look for her, she was no longer there and nobody knew where she had gone.
Police continue to investigate the case.
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