ALLEGED BORRIOL KILLER ARRESTED
Man who supposedly killed his partner in September was in Argentina
By Joe Wickman THE MAN who supposedly stabbed his partner to death in September in Borriol was finally arrested in Argentina last weekend.
Guardia Civil officers found the lifeless body of Eva Bou on September 7 after her relatives warned they had not been able to contact her for several days. The autopsy then confirmed she had been dead for around five days, and her former partner, José Luis Gallego, went missing and became the prime suspect.
Police investigations revealed that Gallego caught a plane to Buenos Aires on the days following the murder, and an inter- national arrest warrant was issued, mobilising Interpol, Argentinian Federal Police and Guardia Civil officers to find the fugitive.
Gallego was arrested on Saturday, 80 days after Eva was found stabbed to death and coincidentally on the International Day Against Gender Violence.
The authorities managed to gradually narrow down his possible whereabouts to a town in the north of the country, then identified venues he visited, and finally completed the police operation with Spanish police officers who flew over to help arrest the accused.
Continued from font page The brother of the victim explained the family was ‘satisfied’ with the news, and added that ‘now that the police have done their job, we just have to wait for him to be tried and serve his sentence’.