The remains of Florencio Aranguren, the woman stabbed to death on Wednesday in Buzios, were cremated on Saturday at the Memorial Cemetery, located in the northern part of Rio de Janeiro, after his sister, Mariana Aranguren, obtained authorization from Brazil to carry it out.
The 31-year-old was attacked by a man on a path located a few meters from José Gonçalves beach, in the southern area of that seaside town. His sister and brother-in-law, who arrived on Thursday in the city of Cabo Frio, where the autopsy was performed, have already made the arrangements to take his ashes to Buenos Aires.
In the next few hours, Mariana will return to Buenos Aires with her sister's remains, so that she can be farewelled by the rest of her family and friends.
According to Brazilian media, the victim's dog was also at the cemetery, who was walking next to the victim at the time of the attack and then stayed next to the body of his owner while the crime scene was examined. He also started barking when the alleged murderer was taken to that location.
On Friday, dozens of people marched through the streets of Buzios shouting "Long live we love each other" to demand justice for Aranguren's crime, and placed a banner in front of the city hall with the legend "Buzios your women cry for femicides."
The crime of the young Argentinian woman in Buzios
The body of Florencio Aranguren was found on Wednesday shortly after 7 a.m., on a path near the beach in the José Gonçalves neighborhood.
According to the images of a security camera released by local media, at 7:05 a.m. the young woman was recorded when she was walking along the sidewalk of an asphalt strip without vehicular traffic, carrying her dog on the leash and with a dark backpack on her shoulders, until she reached a curve that turns to the right and disappeared from sight behind the vegetation on the side of the road.
Security cameras recorded Florencia Aranguren walking with her dog, minutes before she was killed in the Brazilian seaside resort.
According to sources from the local council, it was a neighbor who was walking along the path who found the body and notified the police. After this alert, the officers moved to the place and next to the victim's body was his dog, which had blood stains, the sources added.
The prime suspect
Shortly thereafter, the Rio de Janeiro Military Police intervened in the investigation, apprehending a suspect, identified as Carlos José de Franca, at a home near the scene of the crime.
According to the spokespersons, the accused had taken a bath, although underwear with blood stains was found in his possession that was seized to be analyzed and see if it corresponds to Aranguren's.
Upon being taken into custody, the man was taken to the crime scene, where Aranguren's dog began barking incessantly in his presence, they explained.
At the same time, the suspect had marks on his body, so it will be sought through expert reports whether these are scratches produced in a struggle with the victim.
This is how they transferred the detainee for the murder of the young Argentinian woman in Buzios.
De Franca, a 32-year-old native of Quipapá, a city in Pernambuco, but domiciled north of Fluminense, "had already been sentenced by the Court of Pernambuco to 15 years in prison for the rape and robbery of a teenage girl in the northeastern region of Brazil."
The Brazilian justice system said that "in the preliminary autopsy report," carried out at the Forensic Medical Institute of Cabo Frio, "it was found that Florencia had several defensive wounds on her hands and several slash wounds on her neck and neck."
With information from Télam.