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Triple femicide in Zárate: he stabbed his ex-partner and the two daughters and set the house on fire


The victims were 30, 9 and 3 years old. The defendant, who is the father of one of the girls, was detained while trying to flee.

A woman and her 3 and 9 year old daughters were victims of a

brutal triple femicide in Zárate


During the early morning

they were stabbed and beaten 

inside their house.

Their bodies were found in the middle of a fierce



Police arrested the mother's ex-partner, who 

was seen entering and leaving the house


The main hypothesis is that, after the attack, she set it on fire.

The episode occurred on a property located on 3 de Febrero and Pavón.

There the Police arrived due to the complaint from the neighbors about a fire that had broken out.

Upon entering, they were able to rescue the two girls, who were in serious condition.

They were urgently transferred to the Virgen del Carmen Hospital, but died on the way.

Inside the house they found

Eliana Rodríguez (30)

, who had already died.

The neighbors immediately pointed out that during the early morning they had seen Juan Cruza (26)

, a man who was the woman's ex-partner and also the father of one of the two deceased girls,

enter the house (and in a "stealthy" manner).


Although at first it was thought that the three women had died as a result of the fire, the scientific police indicated that they 

were attacked with stabs and blows.

In addition, a bloody blade was found 

at the crime scene. This would be one of the murder weapons, it was stuck in one of the mattresses, police sources reported.

According to the first report from the experts who worked at the scene of the triple femicide, Eliana had stab wounds to her neck and chest;

her daughter Renata (9), stab wounds to the neck, face, and left hand;

and her youngest daughter, Sofía (3), caved in on the left side of the skull and cuts on her face.

The youngest was Cruza's daughter.

To the testimonies of the neighbors against Cruza was added the material from a surveillance camera, where the man was seen entering the house in the early hours of the morning.

Cruza lives in the back hallway and behind the victim's house.

The police went to arrest him and the man tried to escape through the roofs and corridors of the neighborhood.

According to the newspaper La Voz de Zárate, he hurt his leg trying to flee and that made it possible for the neighbors to catch up and beat him.

Then it was the police who finally subdued him and took him into custody.

Cruza had an arrest warrant for Qualified Robbery, dating back to February 18 of this year.

The man also came from getting out of jail.

According to the neighbors, he had already had a history of violence towards his partner. 

A handbag with $46,000 pesos and 51 cocaine wrappers was also found in the house.

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Source: clarin

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