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Today police have arrested a second suspect in relation to the murder of two French female tourists in Salta.
Yesterday authorities detained local tour guide Francisco Ariel Tejeda. However, he was later set free, claiming to know nothing about the crime.
Today Martín Pérez, the Judge investigating the case, confirmed a second arrest. The suspect, also a local tour guide, has been identified as Daniel Octavio Eduardo Vilte.
“We have reason to believe he is suspicious,” Pérez insisted. Tejeda has not been entirely ruled out as a suspect.
Amidst the investigations a post mortem has revealed details about the killing.
Research suggests Houria Moumni, 23, was shot in the back, but did not die instantly.
The magistrate announced: “The medical report reveals that there are no signs of sexual violation, but signs of struggle given the rips on her clothes, and injuries such as bruises and cuts. There are signs of self-defence.”
According to the investigation, Moumni watched the attacker rape and kill her friend, Cassandre Bouvier, 29, before he attempted to rape her as well.
Police found a gun buried under rocks and soil nearby to where the girls were hidden.