“I left you at the hotel what you deserve.” The Argentinian Martin Ezequiel Álvarez Giaccio He sent that message to his ex-wife after suffocating their 2-year-old son at the Hotel Concordia, in the Sants-Montuïc district of Barcelona. When emergency services reached room 704 on the seventh floor, they found no sign of the killer. It was August 25.
Interpol agents dived into the Argentine’s past in Buenos Aires, but found almost nothing. He had erased all ties that bound him to the country. Now, a body was found in the vicinity of Barcelona and they believe that it is the Argentine.
The killer was clever in escaping, but his identity was immediately known: hotel security cameras recorded him peering down the hall, looking from side to side, without pants. The later scene shows him jumping a fence to escape the building in which he killed the baby. He was wearing a gray T-shirt, jeans, and red sneakers. It was later learned that he took a taxi to the airport in The field, but he could not enter: he did not have the documentation required to do so.
The extensive operation deployed on the Spanish city of Los Mossos d’Esquadra, the Catalan police, and the Spanish Guard, had no results then. They believe that Giacco had planned the crime well and studied the way in which he would flee.
Without finding answers to the enigma that was opened about the fugitive, the Court of Instruction Nº23 of Barcelona requested the international capture and Interpol issued the red circular. The investigation reached Argentina, where the PFA Federal Fugitive Investigation Division dived into the past of the alleged murderer in the country.
And they found little: Álvarez Giacco, who worked in the financial sector of Barcelona, he cut off all emotional ties in the City of Buenos Aires, where he lived. Since He went to Spain with his parents, 20 years ago, He had no further contact with friends or classmates or studies. He would not have family ties either and he has no siblings. He is an only child.
In two decades he only returned to the country in 2014, but it was only a short time: he lived for a year, with his family, in a house of Villa Crespo, located on Vera street. For that reason, they do not believe that he is trying to hide in Argentina.
This Wednesday, the Mossos D’Esquadra, found the body of a hanged man in the vicinity of a swamp between Prat de Llobregat and the city of Barcelona. Although there is no official confirmation, they believe that it is Álvarez Giaccio, sources of the case indicated to TN.com.ar.
The Catalan Police warned that the shoes worn by the body were red with white highlights, similar to those used by the Argentine when he escaped from the hotel. The authorities await the results of the fingerprint tests to know the identity.