The researchers of crime of exrug beer and president of the Municipal Club of Vicente López (Vilo), Marcelo Longhi, suspect that at least two people participated in the event and analyzed this Friday the communications that the victim maintained through her cell phone to reconstruct her last movements. First tracks of the case that occurred in Luján, Buenos Aires.
In addition, the prosecutor in the case, Mariana Suárez, took a testimonial statement this morning from the partner with whom the deceased leased a field in the town of Tomás Jofré, Mercedes party, and who owns a private security company.
This is the businessman Pablo Achart, with whom Longhi managed the “Los Amigos” farm in that town in the northwest of Greater Buenos Aires, and who gave his testimony for several hours. .
The exrugbier was found murdered this Thursday with a blow to the face and a broken neck inside a truck, about 15 meters from the shoulder of a road near the Luján district of Buenos Aires.
According to the autopsy carried out by forensic doctors from the Chivilcoy morgue, the man died from a maneuver that caused him to break his neck and did not have gunshot wounds or stab wounds.
In addition, forensics established that he had a facial injury probably caused by a fist and that the date of death would be between 2 and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12.
For their part, the investigations led by the prosecutor of the decentralized Functional Instruction Unit (UFI) 9 of Luján, worked to reconstruct Longhi’s last hours before his murder and analyzed the communications he had with the cell phone, which was kidnapped at the scene of the body discovery.
“We believe that two people participated in the crime, one that took the victim from the front and another that broke his neck from behind”, commented a source close to the investigation, who when asked if the authors could be known to the former athlete, said that for now “it is not ruled out no hypothesis.
The possibility of a robbery and his last moments
Marcelo is known to have loaded 5,000 pesos of gasoline at a service station in Pilar and then passed through the highway toll of that party, where his gray Ford Ranger truck was taken by a security camera in which it is not reached to warn if he was alone or accompanied, the informants added.
The spokesmen detailed that the 57-year-old man left last Wednesday at 1:35 p.m. from his field located in the town of Tomas Jofré and went to the Navarro area with 180,000 pesos, money with which he planned to buy two steers and that he did not appeared in the shot, so they did not rule out the possibility that the murder was linked to a robbery.
Around 6 p.m., the president of the Vilo club, who also worked as an employee of the Vicente López municipality, was found in the box of his Ranger, stopped between some pastures, about 15 meters from a rural road that intersects with the route provincial 47, at the access to the La Choza area, on the border between Luján and General Las Heras, in the northwest of Greater Buenos Aires.
Initially, the sleuths determined that his cell phone was inside the vehicle, which was last connected at 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, in the vicinity of the La Choza stream bridge, one kilometer from the site, traces of drag were detected.
For this reason, it is suspected that Longhi may have been the victim of an attack at that site and his body taken to the box of the Ford, which was then moved a kilometer to the scene of the crime. The case is currently labeled “homicide” by prosecutor Suarez.