A little more than 24 hours after he was found Marcelo Longhi dead in the bed of his truck Y with signs of violence, his wake is held in Vidente López. “They made him shit, they beat him”, his brother Fabián told the media from the Club Vilo headquarters, an institution that the 58-year-old former rugbier presided over.
“He had very little money, I don’t understand what happened. The only thing we know is that he contacted some people through a social network and that these people surely ambushed him, beat him and destroyed him.. They destroyed me, they destroyed a club, a family”, commented Fabián.
Then, surrounded by his brother’s friends, he said in relation to how they acted after his disappearance: “We began to communicate with him, but he did not answer us. And well, at one point we decided to go to the field to look for him. A call from the Luján DDI told us that they had information on my brother’s whereabouts and that we should please go to the Luján DDI. There, when I arrived, they gave me the bad news”.
In relation to what could have happened during the purchase that his brother tried to make, the man indicated: “He contacted them, I don’t know if it was through Facebook or Mercado Libre, but he didn’t know them. Pablo, who is a friend of ours, is a partner of his and they gathered some money and were going to buy three steers. They were cheap, my brother was a pager and was trusted. As we always had a field, we always trust the people from the field”.
“I was alone because when they went to the field with their partner, they shared the tasks, nothing more. I don’t know with whom or how,” he said. Then, when asked if the crime had to do specifically with the purchase of cattle, he assured: “There is nothing else. See if he was confident that it was. They’re talking about money that isn’t, they’re talking about dollars, bullshit. They were three shitty steers that my brother had seen for sale on the internet.
In addition, the family’s lawyer also gave statements in the attention to the media. “There are three or four tracks at least. We really cannot advance much because we have to let the investigators work, who are doing it and doing it very well, ”said the lawyer.
The autopsy confirmed that Marcelo Longhi was killed
“Wounds from stab and firearm are ruled out. But the autopsy determined that he died due to a mechanical maneuver in the neck. In other words, Marcelo Longhi, the 58-year-old former rugby player who He was found dead in the bed of his truck on the side of provincial route No. 42 in Luján, they killed him. This emerges from the preliminary autopsy report, according to confided sources of the investigation to Infobae.
But these data on how they killed whoever was the president of the Vilo de Vicente López club gives even more relevance to the information that the Buenos Aires Police officers obtained this Thursday, and that allowed them to reconstruct How were the last hours of the victim, the key to finding the murderer(s).
With testimonies and images from security cameras, they obtained data that allowed prosecutor Mariana Suárez, from the decentralized UFI No. 9 in Luján, draw a timeline of what the victim did before they died.
According to information in the case, a brother of Longhi said that He had planned to travel to the town of Navarro, 90 kilometers from the City of Buenos Aires, to buy two steers and for that he had 180 thousand pesos on him. He also reported that the victim rented a field in the town of Tomas Jofre called “Los Amigos”.