The November 13, 1992 This is a date that will remain forever marked in the black chronicle of our country. Three minorsMiriam, Tony and Desiree) were kidnapped, tortured, raped and killed on their way to a party from high school.
When they are about to be fulfilled thirty years after that atrocitythe popular charge exercised by Lakshmi Association has asked for new DNA tests to be done in the girls’ clothes and in other remains found in various scenes related to the event. “We asked for new tests because the equipment has evolved and become more sensitive“, he confirms criminologist and head of Lakshmi Association, Felix Riosin ‘The Night of Adolfo Archona‘.
Since the late 1990s, DNA techniques have gone from being able to read a letter… to reading an entire book. DNA evidence can now be recovered from badly damaged remains. Also, “All these years genetic profiles have been included in the databases and this can help.“says the criminologist.
NEW DNA TECHNIQUES
The DNA remains do not deteriorate over the years if they have maintained a range of conditions during their storage and it is on this argument that they base themselves Lakshmicreated by criminologist Felix Riosand dedicated to review of unsolved crimes and disappearances.
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“One of the tests we requested as a popular accusation was the analysis of the vehicles, but the DNA was not revealed because they had been exposed to the sun and the UV rays had destroyed any possible remains.“. However, other elements could shed some light on the tragic fate of the young women, as they were kept in paper bags and boxes in warehouses.
Thirty years after the incident still Two to three hundred objects related to the case of the Alcácer girls have been preserved and of them, the Laxshmi association has asked for proof of about thirty or forty. “For example, gloves containing hairs that were never analyzed, the famous carpet, hairs found in vehicles and on scenes, scrapes from apparent bloodstains that were never checked to confirm it was blood, and from whom.“, reveals criminologist Felix Rios.
The November 13, 1992 There was to be another day on the calendar, but that day would change the lives of three families, those of young Miriam, Tony and Desiree. Like every weekend the girls (aged fourteen and fifteen, residents of the Valencian municipality of Alcácer) got ready to go out dancing. His destination was in the nearby town of Picassent, where they had planned to go to Coolor disco. The road was too long to walk, so decided to hitchhikecommon among young people in the area.
They never made it to the disco and waited for hours at home, but they never showed up. Voluntary escape for the girls was not an option as they left with what they were wearing. So it didn’t take long to abduction hypothesis.
The authorities received very confusing information, there was no reliable lead on the whereabouts of the girls. The streets of Alcácer and the neighboring towns were full of posters with the faces of Miriam, Tony and Desiree. The police are following clues in different parts of Spain while two months after the disappearance, on January 27, 1993the news left Spain breathless: a beekeeper found the bodies of the three girls, half buried, to Tus swamp.
TORTURE AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT
The the bodies, wrapped in a huge carpet, were in an advanced stage of decomposition. It was obvious though traces of torture and any kind of sexual harassment to which they were subjected.
One of them had a piece of her chest ripped out, her head cut off, bruises all over her body, fatal gunshot wounds, broken limbs… an autopsy confirmed they were handcuffed before they diedthat they are missing teeth, perhaps knocked out or displaced by decay.
TWO SUSPECTS AND ONLY ONE ARRESTED
Two suspects were targeted: Michael Ricart Y Antonio Angles. The first was arrested and tried. He was sentenced to 170 years in prison.although cancellation of the Paro doctrine drove him to the streets in 2013after 21 years behind bars.
Antonio Angles, after being discovered, managed to escape. The most common version, although widely disputed, is that he drowned after boarding as a passenger without a ticket aboard a ship sailing from the port of Lisbon. today, 30 years later, there are too many unanswered questions about the crime of the Alcácer girls.
THE ESCAPE OF ANTONIO ANGLES
Criminologist, private investigator and security chief Enrique Vega recounts in “La Noche de Adolfo Arjona” that, During the removal of the bodies, a medical leaflet was found in the name of Enrique AngleYes, “a notorious local offender who suffers from an intellectual disability“.
During the interrogation at his home Arrive Michael Ricartwhich they identified as “Antonio Angles’ partner in crime and brought in as a witness“. His statement was full of contradictions and he was eventually arrested becauseWhat else, “his car matched the witnesses’ description“.
“The next day he admitted his involvement, though he said only in the abduction and as a spectator.,” according to Vega. In addition, the Civil Guard confirmed that the medical leaflet in Enrique’s name was actually issued to Antonio Angles, who changed his identity at the hospital. “Enrique was released and began the search for Antonio“, says the main researcher of “The Night of Adolfo Archona”.
MIGUEL RICART, NEXT TO THE BENCH
Judge Bernardo Pinazo recalls this the trial, held in the Provincial Court of Valencia, lasted 49 sessions. “The main strategy of the sole accused in the crime – since Angles escaped – was clear from the first moment of the session: to claim tooth and nail that his statements to the Civil Guard were extracted from him by torture or psychological pressure,” according to Pinazzo, who adds that “Ricart did not admit the facts“however is finally condemned.