A neighbor arrested for the disappearance of Manuela Chavero four years ago

The Civil Guard has detained a neighbor from Monesterio this Friday for the disappearance of Manuela Chavero, the woman from the town of Badajo who disappeared on July 5, 2016 from her home, where she was alone.

At the time of his disappearance, Chavero had the door closed but the lights and television were on and on a table were his cell phone and house keys, in addition to all his personal documentation.

This arrest comes after the Central Operational Unit (UCO), together with personnel from the Criminalistics Service of the Civil Guard and in collaboration with the Badajoz Command, carried out a series of steps on the morning of August 27th « that they were pending to do »at Chavero’s home.

In statements to Europa Press, sources from the UCO explained then that there were “no news” and that they “simply” were carried out at Manuela’s home where “a series of steps that were pending to be done disappeared.”

An anonymous letter

The letter arrived without a sender 22 days ago at the home of Manuela Chavero’s parents in the Extremaduran town of Monesterio, there after a cousin of the missing woman opened the letter, he immediately notified Emilia Chavero, the victim’s sister that She has been fighting for four years to clarify Manuela’s disappearance. She immediately took her to the Civil Guard.

Manuela Chavero disappeared at the age of 42 in the early morning of July 4 to 5, 2016, leaving two children who at that time were with her former partner. At the time of the disappearance, she did not take her mobile phone, documentation, or keys. Hours later they found her house with the door open and without forcing, the light and the television on. No sign of the woman, which suggested that someone made her leave the house and took her by force. Nor was it a robbery, on the table in the living room rested the bag with the money, the cards and the documentation. On top of the bed the clothes that the woman had put on that day. Manuela came out in flip-flops dressed in a tracksuit at the door of her house and was no longer seen.

Now, the letter from an unknown person has confirmed the suspicions of the investigators and triggered a series of actions by the homicide experts of the Central Operational Unit (UCO) of the Civil Guard. The anonymous caller, the reason for his behavior is unknown four years later, makes it clear that that night he could see what happened or knows it first hand. The story coincides with some of the data that only the Civil Guard knew about the case, and points to a specific suspect.

Only three days after receiving the letter, on August 27, the criminalistics specialists of the Civil Guard returned to Manuela’s house and inspected it again for hours. It was assumed that the suspect took Manuela away by force in a speeding vehicle. Manuela had no intention or motive to disappear, in fact the next day she had been with her sister, and in a few days she had to go to court to distribute the assets of her marriage with her ex-husband.

Since then the Civil Guard has come back again and again on the case, detaining a 20-year-old young man who chatted with Manuela that night. After searching his family’s three cars, he was released without charge. The guards have taken statements from more than 50 people, followed ten suspects and reviewed all the security cameras in the area in addition to checking the data from the telephone masts. Emilia Chavero trusts that this time the Civil Guard will be able to find out what was the fate of her sister Manoli.