A femicide that shocks Latin America, and that adds a new victim of sexist violence to the sad list. The death of the DJ and influencer Valentina Trespalacios has mobilized all of Colombia.
The body of the 23-year-old girl was found lifeless on Sunday, January 22, in a garbage container in the town of Fontibón, in Bogotá.
“This case is completely horrifying, it is a sung femicide. I want to be prudent, because we are in this judicial operation, and I do not want to ruin it. What I can say is that we have compelling evidence,” Mayor Claudia López told the media.
Who also thanked the Panamanian authorities for the capture of the man that occurred on January 26, the country where the victim’s boyfriend, a 35-year-old American citizen named John Poulos, had hidden. Who is also married, has three children.
The couple had met online and had been living together in Colombia for a year, the same amount of time they began their relationship.
“Help, I’m in danger”
“He picked her up on Friday afternoon, there in the apartment where she lives, they went to party, dance, have a little fun. When they were in the car, she sent a video to her mother and in the video you can see that he was driving,” the young woman’s uncle, Carlos Trespalacios, told the media about how the weekend in which the incident occurred began. crime.
The autopsy concluded that the young woman was beaten and suffocated with a rope until she was violently murdered, in the early hours of Sunday, January 22.
On the other hand, Noticias Caracol showed a conversation with the driver – who did not reveal his identity – of the InDriver transport platform, who took the couple to a nightclub in Bogotá, the night of the brutal murder.
The man said that the DJ sent a message to the support area of the application. “We were both drunk and when she gets on she screams and says ‘Oh why did I write this’ and I look at the InDriver support which says ‘help I’m in danger’. I look at her and say ‘are you okay?’ and she starts waving while the guy gets into the car”.