The Civil Guard finds skeletal remains on the Monesterio estate where they are looking for him
The Civil Guard has found skeletal remains at the Monesterio estate where they are looking for the body of Manuela Chavero, although at the moment it cannot be confirmed that they belong to the woman. The detainee, Eugenio Delgado, has confessed this week to being the author of the crime.
Manuela Chavero disappeared at dawn from July 4 to 5, 2016. The young man points out that her death was due to an “accident” and has explained to the agents that he he slipped and fell to the ground. He is collaborating with the investigation.
After four years of absolute silence, Eugenio Delgado has collapsed in the interrogation before the Civil Guard. Since the disappearance of Manuela Chavero she has tried to mislead the family and investigators, and even targeted other possible perpetrators of the crime.
This Friday several Civil Guard agents traveled with the confessed author of the crime to the farm of La Dehesa, where bone remains have been found that will now be analyzed to see if they belong to the missing woman. The detainee and the agents were accompanied by the head of the Court of Instruction number 1 of Zafra.
Arrest of Eugenio Delgado for the crime of Manuela Chavero
In 2016 the young man was 24 years old. He and Manuela lived on the same street in Monesterio, separated only by two houses. Now two Civil Guard agents they guard the house of the confessed author, and the house has been searched for conclusive evidence.
During all this time the family has had suspicions that Eugenio Delgado could be involved in the disappearance of Manuela since, as they have explained to the investigators, he was “Obsessed” with her and he was a very “violent” person. However, the Civil Guard had never found any evidence that linked him to the crime.
In February 2017 the Civil Guard requisitioned three vehicles of a suspect, but the evidence was not conclusive to proceed with his arrest.
Emilia, a sister of Manuela, received an anonymous letter this summer. In addition, the agents carried out a new search at the home of the disappeared on August 27. This accelerated the investigation, until this week the judge issued a warrant to search the suspect’s home.
The investigation has been carried out by the Homicide, Kidnapping and Extortion Section of the Central Operational Unit (UCO) of the Civil Guard together with the Organic Unit of the Judicial Police of the Badajoz Command.
Disappearance of Manuela Chavero
The last time Manuela was seen alive was the night of July 4, 2016, when she was with a friend. The next day his relatives found the house intact; the lock wasn’t forced, and the living room and kitchen lights were on, as was the television. Her mobile phone and her wallet were also in the house.