A new case of femicide has shocked the residents of Juliaca, in Puno, after learning that a woman who worked as a credit analyst was kidnapped, handcuffed, murdered and then her remains were left in a river. The police captured the main suspect in the crime.
Vanesa BM, 31 years old, disappeared on September 29 in the afternoon when during working hours she assured that she would go to the house of a delinquent client to collect the amount she owed to the financial institution where she worked. Using her motorcycle, the young woman left for that place. However, after this alleged encounter, she was no longer seen.
After being missing for almost a day and a half, the woman’s family and friends began holding vigils and searching various places in the city such as hospitals, morgues, health posts. But it was the 4th of October that his helmet and gloves were found under a bridge located on Av. Modesto Borda, as explained by the PNP to the media.
After finding the belongings of the young credit analyst, the police officers began the investigation in a more exhaustive way, since it was very suspicious that the woman’s things were found in that place. It was there that they discovered that, indeed, vanessa managed to meet with the delinquent client identified as Jhony. M.A, 33 years old.
Continuing with the investigations, the police found the remains of the woman on October 5 in the early hours of the morning. Vanesa’s body was abandoned very close to the riverbank. Coata river, height of the Churi bridge. The body showed signs of having been handcuffed, gagged and had several cuts.
Faced with these harsh scenes, the investigation agents immediately captured Jhony Mendoza as the main suspect and his partner, Gricelia González Andaluz, who would also be implicated in the femicide. The media in the area revealed that the couple works in the hardware business and that the credit requested by the criminal had been to buy new materials.
At a press conference, PNP Colonel Marcial Flores Huamán, head of the Criminal Investigation Division in Puno, indicated that JHony Mendoza confessed to being the author of the homicide.
“This person has committed the act with premeditation, treachery and advantage, for this he collected all the necessary elements to commit this homicide (…) The motive for the facts was for the payment of a debt because the victim went out to collect and meet this person (Yhony Mendoza). It is in these circumstances that she is kidnapped and killed, the debt was 8,000 soles“, he pointed.
The police officers added that the confessed murderer never paid any sum of money in relation to the loan. “That is why the mobile comes as a result of non-payment of the debt (…) The investigation is for aggravated femicide because apparently it is known that there would be an alleged romantic relationship with the victim. The author has confessed in detail how he has committed the criminal act and we are in the process of investigating, his wife would be involved, “he added.