A mother-of-four missing for 10 days has been found dead after being drugged, sexually abused, stabbed, choked and beaten.
Victim Susana Caceres, 42, was so badly injured her body was identified by her clothes and a distinctive tattoo on her arm, say police in Argentina.
She was found dead by a river in Ituzaingo Partido, Greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area, on 18th November.
Caceres was last seen alive when she left her home in Villa Trujui on 8th November.
She left her youngest 18-month-old daughter with her mother to shop for electrical appliances, according to local media.
Witnesses told police she had been seen as a passenger in a van.
Now, police say they have arrested a suspect for the gruesome murder named as 35-year-old Ramon Rosa Lescano.
Police have seized clothing and bladed weapons from his home.
Caceres’ corpse was found near the Reconquista River and investigators are studying CCTV footage in a bid to track down which vehicle took her to the spot.
Prosecutor Luisa Pontecorvo believes two or more people took part in her murder and then took her to the river in a car or van.
Police believe she was killed between 10th and 11th November,
Investigators also searched the home of Alejandro Alberto Peralta, the victim’s ex-partner.
While he is not a suspect, the police said that they arrested him over possession of a pistol with the serial number filed off.
The investigation is ongoing.