Missing eleven-year-old Rocío Barletta was found dead at a vacant lot today in La Calera, outside Cordoba Province. The little girl was missing for twelve hours and the first forensic analysis showed she was likely raped and asphyxiated.
Rocio’s family reported her disappearance around noon yesterday after she left her house to visit her aunt’s shop two blocks from her house at Ameghino Norte neighbourhood but failed to reach her destination.
“She told us she was going to visit our aunt but she never turned out. We searched everywhere: her friends’ house, the neighbourhood and we could not find her,” one of her sisters told the press today.
Prosecutor Dolores Romero Díaz said today she had a suspect in custody. According to her, the man arrested works as a mechanic and has a criminal history for previous sexual assaults.