Police have also arrested a woman accused of covering up for the victim's son.
Agents from the Homicide Group of the Provincial Police Station today arrested two other people in relation to the death of Ángela Mérida, the woman whose body was found on Tuesday under the sewer manhole in Teatinos.
In addition to the arrest of the deceased's son, investigators have arrested a 17-year-old minor -unrelated to the family- for his alleged responsibility in the crimes of murder and robbery with violence (same charges attributed to the 22-year-old son of the victim).
According to the investigation, the son of the deceased and the minor assaulted the victim at her home and ended her life. In later days, those investigated would have disposed of the victim's body, throwing the body to the place where it was finally located this past Tuesday.
A 38-year-old woman has also been arrested for allegedly covering up the son of the deceased. In the case of the latter, it is expected that a statement will be taken in the next few hours and then be released with charges. The minor and the son of the deceased will be made available to the Juvenile Prosecutor's Office and the Court of Detainees, respectively, tomorrow, Friday.
The investigation, in the absence of the definitive result of the autopsy, seems to indicate that the woman died of strangulation. Everything points to the fact that she died days after her disappearance and that her body was not deposited in the casket all the time, as reported yesterday by the provincial commissioner, Enrique Barón Castaño.
The agents of the Homicide Group consider that the motive could be economic, related to the drug use of the detainee, who -according to the family itself- constantly demanded money from his mother, which was a source of conflict, although she never reported it. .
The body was located around 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday after the National Police was alerted that, apparently, there was a body in a sewer in the El Hoyo area, next to Juan de Robles street, very close to the city. of Justice and the university campus of Teatinos.
Several agents traveled to the scene who, after verifying the veracity of the notice, asked for support from the Royal Fire Department of Malaga, whose troops were responsible for rescuing the body trying to preserve as many remains as possible, which will serve to clarify the case.
According to what the SUR newspaper has learned, the body was hidden inside a cover and, apparently, had a rope around its neck, in addition to other injuries that showed a violent death.