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They ask to look for the DNA of Angles in 11 hairs found on the bodies of the girls of Alcàsser

Image of the fugitive Antonio Angles.

Image of the fugitive Antonio Angles.

The expert also requests to study the DNA of two unknown persons found in the corpses to clarify if they are “the result of contamination” by the “forensic or civil guard”

If Antonio Angles came out of hiding today and was captured and tried for the crimes of Alcàsser, “There would be no forensic evidence” to relate it to the crimes of Toñi, Miriam and Desirée. Nor with the scene where he and Miguel Ricart kidnapped, raped, tortured and murdered the three teenagers. For this reason, the Laxshmi association for the fight against crime and prevention, which exercises the popular accusation in the case, has asked Alzira’s investigating court No. 6 to carry out, with current scientific advances, all the “tests related to hairs (hairs and hairs) that were not practiced in the past because they were not considered important, or that were practiced with the technological limitations of the time and that could now corroborate the participation of Angles in the crime”.

Among them, they ask that the Institute of Legal Medicine of Santiago de Compostela carry out a genetic study of 11 hairs found in the bodies of two of the girls and in the sweater of the third victim, who “They were not genetically analyzed at the time” and from which “an attempt should be made to extract DNA and compare the possible result with the DNA of the three victims and also with that of Angles,” says the association’s lawyer, Diego, in a letter sent to the judge on September 1. Coast. His request is based on an expert report made by criminologist Félix Ríos, president of Laxshmi and coordinator of the Prometheus Project for the review of crimes and unsolved disappearances.

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Blonde hair

There is also a hair that, according to the expert’s report, may have “A special significance” and that it was “never analyzed” due to an error when it was classified in 1993, which was first referred to as “hair” and later as “hair”. Its about “Pubic hair clothing-2” that, as the forensic doctor and professor of Legal Medicine Luis Frontela described in his day, it was “blond in color, 44 millimeters in length and does not present morphological similarity to the analyzed hair.” Ríos points out that “Taking into account that Angles and Ricart were either blonde or dyed with that color, it could belong to one of them”.

The expert and his team, headed by criminologist Amós Vanacloig, have been reviewing the case for a year. During that time, they have studied the summary and worked on the ground, in Alcàsser. In addition to the hairs mentioned, they propose to examine several samples of hair and hair that the Civil Guard collected 28 years ago in the place of La Romana, where the bodies of the girls were found, in a beekeeper’s glove found in the surroundings of the fossa and in Ricart’s car. “If any of these hairs belonged to Angles, he would be placed directly in different scenes of burial or aggression of the victims and, on the other hand, one of these could be located in the booth where the sexual assaults occurred”Says the report.

Although Ríos warns that “the samples have suffered different comings and goings during the procedure in laboratories and judicial deposits, so it will be the task of the court to locate where each one is and send them to the corresponding laboratories.”

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Five different profiles

On the other hand, Ríos’ team asks the judge to find out the identity of the people to whom several hairs belong that were analyzed at the time and from which it was possible to extract “Five different DNA profiles”. Three of them “could belong to the victims themselves”, but the remaining two “Do not belong to Ricart or English”, so that they point to two strangers.

Although, the expert warns about the possibility that these samples ended up there as a result of a “contamination” of the evidence: “Some hair may be from the people who manipulated the bodies (of the girls) such as civil guards, forensics, personnel who assisted in the exhumation, etc.”

Ríos insists: “We maintain the firm conviction about the participation of Angles in the triple crime“, But regrets that to date” there are only the statements of Ricart as an incriminating element of Angles in the crimes, so in the hypothetical case of being apprehended, there would be no solid forensic burden of proof against him as of today ”. In its letter to the judge, the Laxshmi association concludes: “We understand that the current legal action is focused on his location, but obviously with the obtaining of evidence that allows him to be prosecuted with guarantees in the case of his capture.”

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