Woman Beaten To Death And Thrown From 7th Floor

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News

Cops have arrested this man found in this young woman’s flat and charged him with beating her to death before throwing her body from the balcony with her trousers around her neck.

The body of Jordana Belen Rivero, 28, was seen falling from her flat in the city centre of Mar del Plata, in the eastern Argentina province of Buenos Aires in what has now been confirmed as a murder.

Police officers attending the emergency broke into her flat as the door was locked and found Bernardo Luis Baraj, 50, inside before arresting him.

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An autopsy confirmed that Rivero had been killed before being thrown from the balcony as she had “several blows to the face” and was “unconscious” when she was falling.

Fernando Castro, the prosecutor in charge of the investigation, told reporters: “She was unconscious when she was thrown, the blows she received were already deadly, if she had stayed in the apartment she would have died anyway, but she was thrown because she does not have her arms broken, as is normal when people fall.”

Castro added that the victim had a pair of trousers around her neck like a scarf.

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The suspect is reportedly from Ushuaia in southern Argentina and investigators are working to determine his relationship with the client, with preliminary investigations reportedly showing they had met the night before the incident.

He reportedly refused to give a statement and has been charged with femicide.

The Dean of the Faculty of Psychology of the National University of La Plata, Ana Maria Hermosilla, where the victim was studying, sent a message of condolence and complained about the fact that there have been 66 femicides in Argentina so far this year.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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