Arrest made in murder of 13-year-old daughter of police official

Judicial agents have made an arrest in the murder of a 13-year-old girl in the northern zone, but a judge has ordered just a month’s preventative detention because evidence still is being accumulated.

Agents arrested the suspect, identified by the last names of Colomer Galeano, at his home in El Carmen Dos de Upala. He was an immediate suspect because witnesses said they saw him near the girl about 5 p.m. Saturday. That was about the time
the girl vanished. She had been on a household errand.

The girl, was identified by the last names of Araya Aguirre. She was the daughter of the deputy police chief in the area.

The Poder Judicial said that evidence still is being sought from the suspect and from tests that were done at the morgue. A funeral for the girl was held Tuesday night in Upala.

In the event that there is more evidence, a judge can lengthen the preventative detention term.

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