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Crime in Recoleta: who was the man who was murdered and wrapped in sheets was confirmed


He was 25 years old and from Misiones, where his family had started looking for him days before the fact. The suspect is a 42-year-old Chilean.

08/01/2020 - 14:24

  • Clarí
  • Police

The man who had been found stabbed to death Thursday, naked and wrapped in a shower curtain on the steps of a Recoleta building, could be identified by his fingerprints as a 25-year-old man who was wanted by his family from the Wednesday.

This is Gustavo Benítez, born in the missionary town of Eldorado, who had been seen for the last time on July 29 and for whose crime a Chilean citizen named Juan Pablo Machado Kuschel was already detained (42).

"We are trying to determine how they met. We already know that the detainee agreed to meet through various social networks and applications," a spokesman in charge of the investigation told Télam .

The victim was identified from the fingerprints that the experts took from the body after the autopsy, and that were compared with the database of the Federal System for Biometric Identification for Security (SIBIOS), where the fingerprints of the Argentine pattern.

Because the young man had not responded to messages since Wednesday, his family had published a photo asking that, with any information, they contact the police.

The murder was discovered a day later, at around 9 o'clock, when the person in charge of the building located in Guido 1928 was carrying out cleaning tasks and when he reached the stairs of the fourth floor that lead to the terrace, he found a dead man, naked and wrapped on a shower curtain that, with the naked eye, had blood stains on its back.

The doorman and neighbors called 911 and immediately police personnel, the prosecutor Russi, in charge of the National Criminal and Correctional Prosecutor's Office 43, and officials of the 18th Court of the same jurisdiction arrived at the building.

Immediately, the prosecutor and the police began to interview residents of the building to try to determine in which department the crime could have occurred, and all the testimonies pointed to the Chilean citizen Machado Kuschel as a suspect, as there were complaints and problems in the consortium by the strange men he was bringing into the building, sources said.

With a court order, the 1st department was raided. "D", where the man was detained, after finding traces of blood inside the building, the alleged murder weapon, and that the shower curtain was missing in the bathroom.

Meanwhile, the Criminal and Correctional Judge 18, Pablo Ormaechea, received a preview of the autopsy operation in which experts from the Forensic Medical Corps (CMF) concluded that Benítez was killed by three stab wounds, one in the front of the chest. and two others in the back , one of which pierced his lung.

The sources added that the bloody knife that had been found at the scene was analyzed by forensic experts and they verified in the morgue that its dimensions were compatible with the white weapon used to commit the crime.

According to what could be reconstructed, the murderer discarded everything in a container on the block and the garbage had already been removed by a truck, although next to those bins were found rags and a bloody shirt.

By order of Judge Ormaechea and Prosecutor Silvana Russi, detectives from the Homicide Division and the 2a Neighborhood Police Station of the City Police, carried out an operation at the Colegiales de la Ceamse plant, with positive results, since they were able to identify the garbage truck that on Thursday morning had emptied the containers from the block of Guido to 1900.

"In the truck we found burned sheets ; a black jacket and a T-shirt also partially burned and with blood spots," said another source consulted.


Source: clarin

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