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Filming with a gasoline can that complicates the detainee for the femicide of Florencia Romano


Pablo Arancibia appeared on security cameras and the record became a key piece for the investigation.

12/19/2020 9:53 AM

  • Clarí

  • Society

Updated 12/19/2020 9:53 AM

The shock of the

femicide in Florencia Romano

still persists throughout Mendoza

, a new case of gender violence that ended with the crime of another adolescent in our country.

The victim was 14 years old and the main accused by the Justice is

Pablo Arancibia (33),

who is detained, had a history of harassing an adolescent and would have acted undercover for his partner, Micaela Méndez (27).

When Florencia was last seen on Saturday, December 12, according to public security cameras, she met Arancibia on a public road and entered the home of the man, who works as a butcher.

Pablo Arancibia had already bullied teenagers before.


Although he acknowledged that he was with the minor, he assured that around 7:00 p.m. she had returned home by bus.

However, no records of that return trip were observed, nor was the journey on public transport evidenced.

Later, Florencia's body was found thanks to a witness who claimed to see Arancibia in a car going to "bury a dead dog."


a new registry complicates the aggressor

and reinforces the theory that it was the femicide of Florence.

The security camera of a house located in Gutiérrez, Maipú captured the detainee

carrying a can of gasoline


The video states that the man

passed with the fuel at 8:52 p.m. on December 12


On December 17 there was a march to demand justice for the femicide in Florence.

According to

official sources told the

Los Andes


, the experts decided to search the cameras in Gutiérrez after a neighbor reported that Arancibia asked him if he could reach a service station.

Thanks to that story, the

security tapes of private houses

were reviewed

and one had captured it, which means a very important piece in the investigation of the cause.

On Thursday, at the press conference given by the prosecutors in charge of the investigation, they detailed that Florencia's body

had blows and had a part of the body burned


Following that track, added to the time in which Arancibia was recorded, these elements could be considered as essential evidence to expand the investigation.

They marched from kilometer 0 to the government house where the demand for justice, which later ended with riots and fires in the Government House and the Legislature Photos: Mariana Villa / Los Andes

The accused

Arancibia, 33 years old, is detained along with his partner, Micaela Méndez (27), identified as co-perpetrators of the femicide in Florencia.

Homicide prosecutor Claudia Ríos charged the couple with the crime of aggravated homicide for being committed in the context of gender violence, which provides for the only penalty of life.


Mendez would have an alibi


She would have spent Saturday the 12th since lunch at the family's house and would have photos and selfies of that meeting.

He returned home to the Berra passage only on Sunday, in the company of the femicide.

These data would be corroborated by security cameras.

The same cameras that had taken Florencia arriving in the area from Rodeo de la Cruz to Maipú on Saturday noon.

And that they registered the young girl walking with Arancibia.

Now, if the woman was not at the scene of the crime, her role could be greatly reduced.

The aggressor had a

record of dismissal for illegal deprivation of liberty

, or that in 2001 he would have been in a provincial institution when he was 14 years old.

In addition, he was married or in a relationship twice before Micaela Méndez.

He lived in Tunuyán, Luján and Maipú, and had several jobs related to the butcher shop.

The main defendant was also found to have previously harassed teenagers.

On Thursday the

chats with which he brutally harassed a teenager

for three years were known, from 2017 to December 4 of this year.

The girl never responded until she wrote "heavy stop fantasizing about her."

Arancibia would have harassed several young girls or minors to whom he sent photos of money or alcoholic beverages.


Look also

Incidents in the march to demand justice for the femicide of Florencia Romano

Femicide of Florencia Romano: the main suspect harassed teenagers through social networks

Source: clarin

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