IU calls for an investigation into the death of its mayor allegedly at the hands of the Bilbao murderer

In recent hours, the United Left has requested the opening of “an exhaustive investigation” to achieve “total clarification” of the death of the former councilor of this formation in the Biscayan town of Durango. The domicile in Bilbao of its mayor Koldo Martinez has been registered by the Ertzaintza to determine if he could have been one of the victims of the alleged author of the deaths of several homosexual men in Basque Country.

The party to which he belonged Koldo Martinezmayor of Elkarrekin Durango (United We Can) has sounded the alert after his partner died in September of last year. The death was initially attributed to natural causes. But now suspicions are running high. IU regrets that the news has “shocked” them, as well as that of the other crimes committed in Bilbao. “If his farewell was already hard, it is even more so in these painful circumstances,” he comments with regret.

This past Thursday it transpired that the Ertzaintza was behind clues that suggested that the alleged murderer of gays could have also killed the councilor of Ezker Anitza-IU. The suspect in the serial homicides is behind bars after turning himself in at the Irún police station (Guipúzcoa) last week. It weighed on him arrest warrant. The investigations indicate that he could have contacted his victims through mobile applications for gays, to drug them and rob them.

Ezker Anitza-IU has published a press release in which he has transferred his “deep concernlike the rest of the citizenry, for the murders and other attacks» on homosexual people who investigate in Bilbao.

«Yesterday we learned that the death of our colleague is being treated Koldo Martinezwhich occurred in September of last year, as a possible victim of this case, so if his farewell was already harsh, it is even more so in these painful circumstances, “they argue.

Statement on Kolso’s death in September.

The leftist formation has shown his “strongest rejection to these murders”, he has transferred his “support and closeness to the family, friends and people around Koldo”. In the same way, it has been “at your entire disposal as an organization.”

“We demand a thorough investigation and We wish the total clarification of this case, that has shaken us all. Likewise, we want to send a hug of respect, affection and solidarity to the people of the LGTBI community, especially in Bilbao”, they have concluded.

26 years

The man under suspicion is Colombian, 26 years old and has criminal record for assault. He has been an asylum seeker in Spain for three years when he arrived. The modus operandi was similar in all cases: contact with the victim in one of these mobile applications, appointment at her home, chemical submission followed by homicide and theft of money from bank accounts.

Behind the death of a 43-year-old music teacher in his home in the old town of Bilbao the family discovered that several withdrawals of money had been made from their accounts and they filed a complaint with the Ertzaintza. After executing the autopsy, it was revealed that the man had taken liquid ecstasy.

8 victims

After this death, the investigators suspected that other deaths could be related to this person and at the moment they raise eight possible victims of this man who arrived in Spain three years ago and applied for asylum, also has a criminal record for an assault.


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