The child’s body was found in an abandoned house, for which the prosecutor’s office opened an investigation and proceeded to arrest the suspects.
Three citizens are being investigated by Guatemalan authorities for allegedly participating in the murder of a 7-year-old girl.
The Giovanni brothers, Luis Angel and Jairo Chamale, were accused of being the main authors of the killing in the municipality of Villa Nueva, about 20 kilometers from the Guatemalan capital.
The prosecutor’s office launched a process after a child’s body was found in an abandoned house.
Officials said the girl was missing.
According to the police version, the minor was playing with his neighbors on the afternoon of January 1. Later, his loss was reported by his relatives.
According to volunteer firefighters, the victim had signs of violence and the National Institute of Forensic Sciences (Inacif) will determine the cause of death.
According to statistics from the National Civil Police (PNC), Villa Nueva, the municipality where the minor was located, accumulated 149 murders between January and November 2022, the second most violent in the entire country.
In 2022, 573 women were murdered in Guatemala, according to figures from the prosecutor’s office.
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