Valentina Trespalacios: Clues from the North American who saw her for the last time
Yesterday morning it was learned that DJ Valentina Trespalacios, who just turned 21, had been murdered over the weekend. The body of the young artist was found in one of the garbage containers in the Los Cámbulos neighborhoodin the town of Fontibón, packed in a travel suitcase and with apparent signs of mechanical suffocation, as was outlined in the preliminary report of the Metropolitan Police Bogota.
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According to the statements of her relatives, Trespalacios left her house from Friday night to see who would be her boyfriend of about 10 months and who she met through a dating app.
This is an approximately 32-year-old man, known as Jhon Poulos, of American nationality and resident in the state of Texaswhich is dedicated to the business of cryptocurrencies and constantly travels from the United States to Colombia, and other countries in the region, to do business with this type of currency.
According to Carlos Trespalacios, it was not the first time that Poulos came to Colombia to visit his niece, on the contrary, during the year of relationship the man would have come repeatedly. “He was very special with her and with the family. He came and they all went out to eat, he brought gifts and toys for Valentina’s younger brother, ”the uncle declared.
However, he also pointed out that once the news of Valentina’s death was known, Poulos disappeared. He “Stopped answering the phone. All we want is for you to tell us what happened that night, where you went to party. We know that they left on Friday and also on Saturday because she told her mother, but on Sunday they called us from the Sijín to tell us that they had found the girl’s body,” said Carlos Trespalacios.
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According to the testimony of the next of kin, This trip would be the last one that Jhon Poulos was going to make to Colombia because he came with the full intention of going to live with Valentina.
Even in the last video that the young woman sent to her mother, hours before she disappeared, you can see the black bags in which she allegedly carried her personal items for the move. “Say hello to my mom, say hello. Look, mommy, the bags I’m taking home”, is heard in the fragment of the video that circulated through social networks and to which this medium had access.
But the clues in this case seem not to be so clear to the authorities. Although the last thing that was known about Valentina was that she was in the company of her foreign boyfriend, with whom they were partying the last two nights before her death, this outlet contacted the Bogotá Police, which is conducting the investigation, and there indicated that it has not yet been possible to establish the relationship of the foreigner with the heinous crime.
However, although there is no arrest warrant for anyone and the line of events of the homicide has not been established, the authorities are looking for Poulos to give testimony about what happened.
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Despite the fact that the authorities have not established the relationship between the death of Valentina and the disappearance of Poulos, the truth is that the Investigative Unit of EL TIEMPO revealed that On the same day that the body of the young woman was found inside a traveling suitcase in one of the city garbage dumps, the man would have left the country bound for another territory in Central America. and that his flight, apparently, would have a stopover in a third country.
As reported by the Unit, the authorities have requested, through the Interpolto other countries in the region to help with the search for the man so that he can submit the respective investigation in the midst of the investigation into the death of the DJ.
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However, Valentina’s family and friends say that raises all kinds of suspicions that the man left the country in the midst of the situation and, even more so, that after the media scandal that led to the terrible homicide, Poulos has completely disappeared from social networks, eliminating all traces of his whereabouts.
At press time, the sijin He would not have delivered progress in the investigation and the body of Valentina Trespalacios was still in the Institute of Legal Medicine.
Jonathan Toro Romero