The Civil Guard investigates the death with signs of violence of A. E. B., a woman who is around 50 years old found dead in her home in Soto del Real on May 21 in the early hours of the morning. The victim lived alone in an urbanization of the Madrid municipality and his body was found by a relative, according to sources close to the case. At the moment, there are several open hypotheses, but the researchers rule out that it can be a suicide or a case of gender violence. The armed institute reports that the death was caused by a blow. The investigation remains under wraps.
The house is divided inside into two halves, one is entered through the front door and another, through a rear access located in a narrow alley of the urbanization. It is that back door that now remains sealed by the Civil Guard, because in addition, its knob is broken. Several residents in the area say that the lock had been like this for a long time and that the door was almost always open. That entrance leads to a kind of patio in which there is another entrance to access that part of the house, in which the kitchen is located. It is in the back where the body was found. The villa remains closed although with practically all the windows open since the Civil Guard inspected it for evidence of what could have happened to A.
The woman, originally from Colmenar Viejo, resided in that single-family house for just under two decades, according to some sources close to the victim. In it lived her ex-husband, who moved to another house in the municipality when they divorced, just over a decade ago, these same sources point out. So he stayed to live in that house with his son, who is now a twenty-year-old named A., who about three years ago had become independent, although he continued to go regularly to his mother's house, especially on weekends, say some of the neighbors who continued to see him in the urbanization often.
Residents say they live moments of uncertainty because they do not know what could have happened in their neighbor's house and remain alert to the possibility that it is a possible assault. For two weeks the rumors have been circulating among the neighbors and many of those consulted emphasize that they usually observed a lot of movement of people in the surroundings of the single-family house. "We are concerned because this is a quiet area and quite secluded. Here there are rumors of all kinds from the first day, the only thing I have clear is that that day A. died because it is the only thing that the Civil Guard has told me. The agents were in the house all day, those in plainclothes, those in uniform and those in white suits. I saw them at eight in the morning and until the night they did not leave, "says a resident who prefers not to give his name. Several neighbors also point out that that day both the son and the ex-husband of the victim went to the place.
The agents also took statements from some of the locals. Many of them told them the few details that are known about a neighbor: that long ago it was common to see the woman doing sports in the surroundings, but that in recent years she was increasingly at home, that she worked in a multinational and that sometimes she spent seasons with her family in Colmenar. Some remembered Thursday the last time they had seen her. All normal episodes. "I saw her a week before walking up the street, so normal," recalls one. "We were recently talking about fixing the wiring of the streets," says another.
The villa where the alleged violent death has occurred has on its walls a sign that warns that the house has video surveillance. If you did have the system installed and it was running, the recordings will be vital to know what happened in the early hours of May 21. The urbanization does not have its own service or security personnel. The house next to the single-family house in which the events took place does have a surveillance system that includes sound sensors and that the day the victim died registered a rise of two decibels above normal at six in the morning.
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