A suspect in the death of Diana Santos, who was found dead in France, has been arrested in Luxembourg. according to registerLuxembourgish police have arrested Moroccan citizen Said Benhakia, the uncle of the man with whom the Portuguese lived in Diekirch, Luxembourg.
The 48-year-old was arrested on Thursday and brought today to the investigative judge, who ordered his remand, according to the prosecution. He is now awaiting trial in Cherassej prison.
Said Benhakia is suspected of being involved in the murder of Diana Santos, 40, whose dismembered body was found on September 19 in Mont-Saint-Martin, in the French town of Murthy-Moselle, near the border with Luxembourg. .
The results of the woman’s autopsy did not reveal traces of gunshots, stab wounds, or sexual assault.
She was likely killed “in the 24 hours before the discovery of the body, apparently ‘cut differently’,” prosecutor François Perrin revealed.
Diana Santos, who was born in Porto, has lived in Luxembourg “about four or five years,” according to her brother’s statements to Contacto.
“The victim was identified as Bushmen,” the prosecution said, in a statement carried by the newspaper, and “the identity was confirmed through DNA analysis.” “The judicial investigation in Luxembourg is continuing and there are many checks,” he said.
“In order not to prejudice the ongoing investigation, the Diekirch Public Prosecutor’s Office will not provide any further information at this time and wishes to determine that a person subject to a criminal investigation or trial is considered innocent. Until proven guilty by a final decision. The decision of the competent court,” it reads. memo.
On Wednesday, the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicated that the Consulates General in Strasbourg and Luxembourg are following this issue with “particular interest.” Lusa said that the support of the consulates general in Strasbourg and Luxembourg “was activated after the family contacted the consular emergency service” of this ministry.
A white march in honor of Diana Santos will take place on October 22 in the border town of Athos, Belgium.
The news was updated at 9:45 p.m.