The headless dismembered body of this missing 13-year-old boy has been found and his cousins have been charged with murder amid claims they boiled his body parts.
Teenager Ramon Ernesto Grandoli had been reported as missing on 28th February after leaving his house in the city of Villa Hernandarias, in the northeastern Argentina province of Entre Rios to go to a shop and his cousins’ house.
The authorities searched for him for two weeks before his dismembered body was found 200 metres from the home of his cousins.
Fabio Jurajuria, the Head of Investigations of the police of Parana, told local media that according to forensic scientists working at the scene, the body had been found cut into different parts and in a state of decomposition.
Juarjuria said that the body had been dismembered and that the boy’s head was found a few metres from the rest of the body parts.
The boy’s cousins, named as Luis Roldan, 28, Hugo Roldan, 23, and Walter Roldan, no age provided, were arrested and charged with homicide.
They have been sent to preventative prison and face a life sentence if they are found guilty.
The cousins are believed to be the last people to see the boy alive.
The police raided the cousins’ house where they reportedly seized a large curved knife with bloodstains on it, and a shoe which may have belonged to the victim, as well as a black nylon bag and a gun in a bath located 15 metres from the home.
Reports state preliminary investigations show the boy was stabbed to death but this is yet to be confirmed.
An unnamed relative of the victim told local media: “Due to the way the remains were found, we believe that they could have dismembered him to put the parts inside a container of boiling water.”
No motive has been provided for the crime and the investigation is ongoing.
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