December 12, 2013
Araceli Ramos strangled to death, autopsy
Araceli Ramos, the 19-year-old whose body was found today in the Buenos Aires province locality of San Justo, died on "asphyxiation due to choking," according to the autopsy that was conducted this afternoon in La Matanza morgue.
In the early hours of this morning, the body of the young woman was found and later the provincial police chief Hugo Matzkin confirmed it belonged to Araceli Ramos, who was missing since September 30.
Mr. Matzkin said operations were being conducted “simultaneously” at the zone as well as in other nearby locations.
On Monday Araceli’s family and friends marked a week since the girl disappeared when she went out to attend a job interview at Villa Piñeral in the provincial district of Tres de Febrero. Following a note Araceli had left at her house with the address of the house she was going to, the police managed to locate the place. However, the house was uninhabited with dragnet resulting in no further evidence.
On Tuesday, however, a former prefect was arrested to investigate his alleged responsibility in both the dissapearence of Araceli and of an 80-year old woman who is the owner of the dwelling where the adolescent was supposed to be interviewed for a job.
The woman has been missing for 20 days now. The suspect name is Walter Vinader and phone records show he has maintained around 40 calls with Araceli Ramos over the past weeks.