The investigators of the crime of the exrugbier and president of the Municipal Club of Vicente López (Vilo), Marcelo Longhi, suspect that at least two people participated in the homicide and today analyzed the communications that the victim maintained through his cell phone to reconstruct his last movements.
While, the remains of Longhi will begin to be veiled this afternoon, from 6 pm to 11 pm, at the Vilo club headquarters, in Gobernador Vernet at 455, in that game in the northern area of the Buenos Aires suburbs.
The former rugbier was found murdered yesterday with a blow to the face and a broken neck inside a van stopped on the shoulder of a road near the Luján district of Buenos Aires.
According to the autopsy carried out by forensic doctors from the Chivilcoy morgue, Longhi died as a result of a maneuver that caused him to break his neck and He had no gunshot or stab wounds.
In addition, forensic experts established that the victim had a blow to the face probably produced by a fist and that the date of death would be between 2 and 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 13.
Longhi’s crime: The reconstruction of his last hours
For their part, the investigators commanded by the prosecutor Mariana Suárez, from the decentralized Functional Instruction Unit (UFI) 9 of Luján, worked to reconstruct Longhi’s last hours before his murder and analyzed the communications he had with the cell phone, who was kidnapped at the scene of the body discovery.
“We believe that two people participated in the crime, one who took the victim from the front and another who broke his neck from behind”, a source close to the investigation told Télam, who, when asked if the authors could be known to Longhi, said that for now “no hypothesis is ruled out.”
Regarding the last movements of the victim, the investigations determined that loaded 5,000 pesos of gasoline at a service station in Pilar and that later he went through the highway toll of that party, where his gray Ford Ranger truck was taken by a security camera in which it is not possible to notice if he was alone or accompanied.
The spokesmen detailed that the 57-year-old man left last Wednesday at 1:35 p.m. from his field located in the town of Tomas Jofré and went to the Navarro area with 180,000 pesos, money with which he planned to buy two steers and that was not found in the vehicle.
Around 6:00 p.m., the president of the Vilo club, who also worked as an employee of the municipality of Vicente López, was found murdered in the box of his Ford Ranger, stopped between some pastures about 15 meters from a rural road that intersects with the Provincial Route 47, at the access to La Choza, on the border between Luján and General Las Heras.
Initially, the investigations determined that Inside the van were several cans of beer and the victim’s cell phone., which was last connected at 2:20 p.m. yesterday.
Meanwhile, in the vicinity of the bridge over the La Choza stream, one kilometer from where the truck was found, more empty beer cans similar to those found inside the vehicle and traces of drag were found.
For this reason, it is suspected that Longhi may have been the victim of an attack on that site and his body dragged to the bed of the truck, which was later moved a kilometer to the place of discovery.
The case is currently labeled “homicide” by prosecutor Suarez.
This morning, at the door of the Vilo club, several people expressed their sorrow for the death of the president of the institution.
“We shared 30 years of work together, he became a director and then we elected him president of the club. It really is very painful because Marcelo is a loved one,” Ana, Longhi’s co-worker, told the press this morning, adding that the victim was “a great guy” who “helped everyone” and that “he did a lot at the club”.