Where is Cecilia Strzyzowski. The question has resonated throughout Chaco for ten days. First in silence, then above a sea of contradictory statements, aggressions and tightening of Justice. The young woman, who has been missing for ten days, was the partner of César Sena, son of a powerful piquetero couple that manages social shock organizations throughout the province. César today is a fugitive and his parents arrested, suspected of having participated in the disappearance of the girl and after a raid on his home, where they found blood stains and millions of pesos in cash.
The case presents a tangle of crossed versions, threats and complicit silences driven by the influence of Emerenciano Sena and Marcela Acuña, the leaders of the Emerenciano Movement, one of the most powerful social organizations within the province, linked to the government of Jorge Capitanich. "They are the Milagro Sala del Chaco," a source sums up to Clarín.
Cecilia (28) was last seen on June 1, when César (22) picked her up at a relative's house to take her to Ushuaia, where Acuña had gotten her a job because of her contacts in politics. Since then, Cecilia's family was never able to establish contact with her again and the versions about what happened to her are diffuse. In between, there were squeezes, attacks on the press and an attempt to take over a police station to prevent a key witness from testifying.
A mysterious escape
Cecilia and Cesar had met through Tinder in December 2021 and began a relationship. It was full of fights and jealousy, according to the complaint made by Gloria Romero, Cecilia's mother, at the time of appearing in court this week. According to Diario Norte, the first media to raise the case of the disappearance, César was jealous of an ex of his partner. Either way, they decided to get married.
"Caesar went everywhere with a gun, since he said that he was politically persecuted; and that he was a person with psychiatric and psychological treatment," Gloria said. He also said that his daughter "was afraid of the family environment surrounding Sena" and that she suffered a couple of episodes of violence in recent months.
Cecilia Strzyzowski, the young woman who disappeared in Chaco
Some versions indicated that the couple was in divorce proceedings, but since the disappearance of the girl the versions are crossed. The concrete thing is that last Thursday 1, César went to look for Cecilia aboard a white Toyota Hilux truck. They were going to sleep at Emerenciano and Marcela's house and the next day they would go to Corrientes to take a plane to Ushuaia with a stopover in Buenos Aires.
Contact was lost there. Gloria wanted to exchange audios and video calls with Cecilia but the answer was that "her cell phone had broken." Then they turned it off. A great-aunt of Cecilia wrote to Cesar's phone to know the whereabouts of the girl, to which he replied first that he was already in Ushuaia and then that "Cecilia had escaped with a lover in Buenos Aires or something like that." The two phone lines were then turned off.
Complaints, tightening and a striking scratch on the neck
From then on, Cecilia's family began to denounce the disappearance of the girl on social networks and in justice. When the issue began to gain in importance, from the Sena Clan they denied even that both had ever been a couple, but this was false: they denied photos of the marriage of César and Cecilia. There they began to say that they did leave, but they had separated "on good terms."
Marcela Acuña, César Sena and Emerenciano Sena (Photo Facebook)
They also denied that Caesar had been with Cecilia at the time of the disappearance and claimed that he was at a party rally at the time. Then they spoke of a "political persecution". It happens that the province will vote in eight days and both Emerenciano and his wife are candidates of the Chaco Front, the movement that responds to Capitanich. He will go for a seat as a provincial deputy and she for the intendancy of Resistencia.
But as the hours passed, the situation became murkier. Due to the pressure that the case was taking, César gave a statement last Thursday morning before the court, where he arrived accompanied by his mother and by militants of the Emerencian Movement, the social organization they lead. There they assaulted a journalist from the radio station Alerta Urbana who was broadcasting the march on Facebook. There was uneasiness in the air.
In that first statement before the court there were elements that did not close and aroused the suspicions of the prosecutor Jorge Cáceres Olivera. The young man had a striking scratch on his neck. From the justice they asked for a medical examination. The boy agreed, but his mother refused, according to journalist Hugo Horacio Peralta on Twitter. He argued that it should be in the presence of a lawyer.
But the situation was further complicated by the testimony of a witness close to the Sena, who would have contradicted the official version. So much was the nervousness that Acuña ordered his demonstrators to enter the police station to take over the place and "rescue" the witness, at a time when they threatened to lynch several policemen. The fear was that they would complicate it.
He also sent Caesar home, stating that "they were looking for excuses to arrest him" and that it was all "a trap by the prosecutor."
The next day the court raided the Sena house. There they found blood stains, five million pesos in cash and "other useful elements for the cause," according to local media. With these elements, the prosecutor moved forward with the arrest request against Emerenciano Sena and Marcela Acuña, affirming that he found elements to affirm that "they had direct participation."
The shock to the political landscape was total. According to Olivera told Diario Norte after the arrests, there are three hypotheses that he handles: identity suppression, human trafficking or femicide. "There was an active role of a collaborator," he added. It is speculated that she could be the domestic servant of the Sena.
Caesar, for his part, disappeared without a trace. For this reason, the prosecutor issued a national and international arrest warrant. It is feared that it is late and he is already abroad.
Meanwhile, the whole province continues with the same question: Where is Cecilia Strzyzowski? Time passes and the unknown is still present.