The Civil Guard is considering settling accounts for a debt related to a love scam as the main hypothesis of the murders of the three elderly brothers, whose bodies were found this Thursday in a home in Morata de Tajuña, they told Europa Press. research sources.
From those around the family of the deceased - two sisters aged 68 and 70 and a brother aged 70 - they have told the agents that at least five years ago the sisters had contacted two alleged soldiers, with whom they began a dispute. long-distance pseudo-amorous relationship.
After some time, one of the alleged soldiers informed them that the other had died and that he needed a significant amount of money to be able to collect an inheritance. Since then, one of her deceased women began to send money to the account of her 'boyfriend' Edward, who kept asking her for more and more amounts with various excuses.
Despite friends and family alerting them that they had fallen into so-called 'love scams', the sisters insisted that the romance was true while they went into debt to satisfy the demands of the supposed lover, going so far as to ask several acquaintances for money.
Investigators believe that they could have asked for money from the wrong person, who wanted to settle the debt by ending their lives. In fact, the neighbors talk about how a while ago a man came to their house with a machete to demand that they return money.
A few days ago, the neighbors alerted the town council that they had not seen the brothers for a month, who were well known in the municipality because they participated in many social and cultural activities. At first they thought they had gone on vacation, but since they did not respond to calls and messages they were alerted.
On Monday, the Local Police proceeded to carry out the initial judicial proceedings, in coordination with the Civil Guard post in the town. Thus, they began negotiations with the Investigative Court of Arganda del Rey, which sent the judicial order to enter the property, located at Avenida de España number 18.
Thus, at 11:30 a.m. this Thursday, members of the Territorial Judicial Police Team of the Civil Guard of Arganda entered a home, with judicial authorization, finding the three bodies. They were "partially burned, piled up and with traces of blood," the same sources indicated.
The judge on duty has already proceeded this afternoon to remove the bodies, which will be subjected to the corresponding autopsies tomorrow Friday at the Institute of Legal Medicine of Valdebebas to find out the specific causes of the deaths. The bodies were already in the process of decomposition.
Agents from the Scientific and Homicide Department of the Civil Guard, who are in charge of the investigation, have collected numerous remains and evidence in the house and are speaking with relatives and neighbors of the deceased. The two women had been retired for several years and the brother suffered from a disability.
The house in which they were found, whose blinds were drawn, was their second residence. They had other homes in Spain, which they could have sold to satisfy the requests of the alleged lover or debtors, something that investigators will have to examine.
The Morata de Tajuña City Council has decreed three days of official mourning in which the flags of public buildings will fly at half-mast for the death of the three residents found dead today in their home. And they have given their "heartfelt condolences" to family and friends of the deceased.