The Judiciary Police, through the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Board, have identified and detained a 31-year-old male Portuguese man suspected of qualified Homicide, Arson and Desecration of Corpse of a male aged 21 years.

The crime occurred since April 15, 2019 in the Caldas da Rainha area, where the victim’s body was found under a car which had been destroyed by fire, transported to the location and hidden under a bush.

The victim had been missing since April 15, 2019, and the news of his disappearance had been reported to the local police authorities – the Republican National Guard (GNR) the following day by relatives of the victim.

On subsequent days not having the victim been located, the case was passed to the Judicial Police, initially to the section of dealing with the investigation of disappeared persons and later to the homicide division.

The body was discovered in the area of Coruche.

The detainee was present at the first judicial interrogation today, to apply a measure of pre-trial conditions appropriate to the seriousness of this crime,