The main hypothesis with which the Civil Guard works to clarify the death of a couple found this Tuesday in a house in Pozoblanco (Córdoba) is that it is a new case of sexist violence. The agents appeared first thing in the morning after receiving notice from the neighbors who alerted that there was at least one corpse on the floor. When they arrived, they found the body of a 31-year-old woman, lifeless and with signs of violence, and next to her that of her partner, 39, along with a shotgun. Her main theory is that he would have killed her and then committed suicide, although, as research sources point out, that particular cannot yet be confirmed.
The couple was in the process of separating, as confirmed to this newspaper by the mayor of Villanueva de Córdoba, Isaac Reyes, where the victim was from. According to her testimony, she left the municipality to go to Pozoblanco when he began a relationship with her partner. “The family knew that they had suffered episodes of sexist violence that had been reported,” the councilor explained to this newspaper. Sources close to the investigation confirm that complaints of gender violence prior to 2018 were investigated and resolved in court, but that since that date there have been none. The woman had been a user of the Pozoblanco Women’s Information Center. The couple had three children between the ages of six and three.
Around eight in the morning, voices were heard from the house asking for help. According to the first testimonies, it would be a friend who would have spent the night at the couple’s home, on San Antonio street, and when she woke up she found them dead. Neighbors alerted the Local Police and notified the Civil Guard.
The facts are known a few hours after a man was arrested in Almería as the alleged perpetrator of the murder of his wife in the presence of their three young children. If it is confirmed that both cases are the product of sexist violence, that of Pozoblanco would be the 34th woman murdered by gender violence in 2023 —and the eleventh in Andalusia—, and the 1,128 since 2003.
Telephone 016 attends to victims of sexist violence, their families and those around them 24 hours a day, every day of the year, in 52 different languages. The number is not registered on the telephone bill, but the call must be deleted from the device. They can also be contacted by email at [email protected] and by WhatsApp at number 600 000 016. Minors can call Fundación ANAR at 900 20 20 10. If it is an emergency situation, You can call 112 or the National Police (091) and the Civil Guard (062). And if you cannot call, you can use the ALERTCOPS application, from which an alert signal is sent to the Police with geolocation.
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