An employee of the Popular Daily It was found beaten to death in his home in Dock Sud and investigators believe that the crime could have been committed by a person who knew him, judicial sources reported this Friday.
The crime was discovered in the last hours, in a house located in Virrey Vértiz at 1000, between Irala and Defensa, in the Avellaneda district, where the victim, identified as Juan Carlos Rubio (54), lived alone.
Judicial sources reported that Rubio, who worked in the maintenance area of the Diario Popular printing press, had to return to his tasks on Monday, but it was not for the whole week and his colleagues began to worry until they finally called the police.
The agents who approached the house observed through a window that Rubio was lying on the floor and covered by a blanket. To get in they had to break the lock.
According to sources in the case, the victim presented several blows to the skull and was tied hand and foot with a rope.
At first glance, the forensic doctor also determined that there was a groove on his neck that was possibly caused by a cable with which he would have been suffocated.
The spokesmen added that the perpetrators of the crime also took some valuable items, such as a television.
One of the hypotheses was that Rubio he knew his assailants because the door had not been forced and they took advantage of the situation to rob him. The house was in a mess as if they had searched for some money that the man might have saved.
The statement of the Buenos Aires Graphic Federation.
The prosecutor in the case, Elbio Laborde, in charge of the Functional Instruction Unit (UFI) 3 of the Avellaneda-Lanús Judicial Department, ordered that an autopsy be carried out to determine the date and causes of his death.
Based on the state of the body, investigators suspect that the crime may have been committed over the weekend.
Graphic Guild Claim
Meanwhile, through a statement, the Buenos Aires Graphic Federation (FGB) repudiated “forcefully brutal murder” de Rubio, who worked at Popular for 30 years.
“A lifelong Peronist and ongarista militant, Juan Carlos knew how to be a delegate of the newspaper’s graphic workers, apart from being an excellent person,” added the union organization.
Finally, the statement signed by Héctor Amichetti, general secretary of the FGB, demanded “a quick clarification of this crime”.