May 18, 2013
Autopsy unveils multiple injuries in body found at Racing's pool
The autopsy of the body of Nicolás Pacheco, the Racing Club member found dead at the Buenos Aires City headquarters' pool, unveiled the existence of polytraumatisms that could rule out the drowning hypothesis.
The forensic results indicate the possiblity of a fight at the Club's headquarters, located at Villa del Parque neighbourhood, the night before the body was found.
The first reports of the autopsy stated that the young man did not have water in his lungs, which could disqualify the original version that hinted that Pacheco died by drowning after falling into the pool.
Forensics reported the victim presented polytraumatisms, a fracture in his skull and hemorrhage, and police are now investigating if he was beaten.
Nevertheless, investigators are awaiting for a complementary report that will determine the causes of death.
Pacheco arrived on Wednesday night to the club to participate in a barbecue that lasted until Thursday morning.
Sources stated that Pacheco's friends were the ones who noticed his absence and were searching for him, and found him at 6:30 am inside the pool. A friend of his jumped into the water, as the others called an ambulance, but he was already dead.
At that time, the SAME emergency medical assistance service received a call over a body found at the pool, but according to the head of the service, Alberto Crescenti, Pacheco had been dead for several hours.
The victim was a club member and a journalist who ran the website named "Racing o Nada" and produced a programme of the club in the AM890 radio.
One of his friends, Leandro, told the police yesterday that he had "hit his head with the trampoline" and was an "accident."