On 19th August it was reported that the Judicial Police Department of Criminal Investigation in Portimão have arrested a man aged 42 years for the murder of an elderly resident in the area of São Bartolomeu de Messines.The crime occurred on 15th August in the interior of a dwelling, when the arrested person hit k the victim and stabbed him several times which caused his death.

The detainee, the victim’s son, hid his body after committing the crime and tried to mislead the authorities by reporting the disappearance of his elderly parent.

The defendant, 42, will appear in the court for application of remand conditions.