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Luis Hermida claimed his wife Lisbeth Baqueizo, 30, had fallen down the stairs and died after she was found on the floor of their home in Guayaquil, Ecuador on on Dec 21
Humida, also 30, called his wife’s parents and they arrived shortly after to meet funeral processes well underway
Prosecutors now say he ‘bludgeoned his wife to death then SUPER-GLUED her skull back together to hide the injuries and make it look like an accident before arranging a hasty funeral’
The victim’s parents rushed to their daughter’s house to find coffin already there and the suspect’s family had asked heartbroken parents not to contact police so the funeral could go ahead the next day
Victim’s mother reported incident to authorities who exhumed Lisbeth’s body
Authorities labelled the case a ‘violent death’ and consider Luis Hamida as the main suspect in the death off his long term partner and wife of one year
He has been on the run since an arrest warrant was issued on 29th December
Ecuadorian police are hunting for a man who allegedly bludgeoned his wife to death before super-gluing her skill back together to hide the injuries and make it look like an accident.
Luis Hermida claimed his partner Lisbeth Baquerizo, 30, had fallen down the stairs and died after she was found on the floor of their home in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador on 21 December.
Police say shocked by the brutal nature of Baquerizo’s killing, the suspect and his family tried to fake an accident at home
The victim’s father, Mario Baquerizo, was contacted by the father of the suspect who reportedly said: ‘You have to come quickly. Lisbeth is dead.’
Mario and his wife Kathy Munoz rushed to their daughter’s house only to find a funeral home had been contacted and a coffin was already there.
Luis’s family reportedly asked the heartbroken parents not to contact the police so the funeral could be organised for the next day and they insisted they would take care of the service.
Although finding the hastiness of the funeral arrangements off, the grief-stricken parents agreed because they did not initially suspect Hamida as he had been in a relationship with their daughter for 12 years, including one year of marriage.
According to Muñoz’s account, the first suspicion occurred when the in-laws requested that the body be buried that same December 22, without holding a vigil . But, the victim’s parents objected and finally watched over her.
Munoz says that she noticed that her daughter’s husband had a scratch on her eyebrow and that she hid it under black glasses .
When she enquired, he explained that he had been a victim of a mugging.
She further added “I realized that my daughter’s husband never approached the coffinfrom 07:00 until 16:00 we were there. They had 11 years of courtship and a year of marriage . I thought I loved her, that’s why her behavior aroused my suspicion ”.
Later, Muñoz was approached by her daughter’s friend who claimed Lisbeth had been insulted and physically abused by Luis, but did not want to tell her family.
Mario Baquerizo and his wife Kathy Muñoz rushed to their daughter’s house only to find a funeral home had been contacted and a coffin was already there.
Although finding the hastiness of the funeral arrangements unusual, the victim’s grief-stricken parents acquisced because they did not initially suspect Hamida, afterall their son-in-law he had been in a relationship with their daughter for 12 years, including one year of marriage.
However, Baquerizo’s mother Kathy Muñoz, became suspicious when she noticed an injury on Luis’s eye at the wake. Her son-in-law claimed the injury occurred during a mugging attempt.
Muñoz told El Comercio she walked off in the middle of the wake and reported the incident to the authorities who exhumed the victim’s body.
‘They manipulated my daughter’s body to set the scene,’ Muñoz told Metro Ecuador. after reporting the incident.
‘They didn’t call 911, which I now know was legal procedure.’
Speaking about discovering her daughter’s body, the heartbroken mother said: ‘I jumped on her, tried to revive her, but I noticed that she was already rigid, all the muscles were hardened.’
An autopsy revealed Baquerizo died from contusions and puncture wounds at the top of her head which were then covered up by pasting them together with superglue, according to reports
The authorities labelled the case a ‘violent death’ and consider Hamida as the main suspect in the death of his wife.
An autopsy revealed the Baquerizo died from contusions and puncture wounds at the top of her head which were then covered up by pasting them together with superglue, according to reports.
‘I complained to the forensic doctor, because he had shaved my girl’s head, at that moment he pointed out the wounds that would have killed her and the ones that they put glue on, surely with the intention of covering the cuts,’ Muñoz told local news website Extra.
The authorities labelled the case a ‘violent death’ and consider Luis as the main suspect.
Police chief Francisco Hernández said Baquerizo’s injuries would have difficult for her to have done accidentally. He added: ‘We treat this issue as if it were a violent death.’
Luis has been on the run since an arrest warrant was issued on 29th December.
Police chief Francisco Hernández said the nature of injuries suffered by Baquerizo would have difficult fto sustain if they occurred accidentally
The victim’s parents said when they arrived at the home, her in-laws introduced a man as the doctor who certified Lisbeth’s death.
“Now this man has given another version to the Prosecutor’s Office, he says that he is an embalmer and make-up artist for a funeral home. They are lying, ”says Muñoz
Prosecutor Luis Machado, says the autopsy report revealed that Lisbeth’s suffered extreme violence, and the husband is the main suspect.
“According to the autopsy report, the victim experienced a massacre with blows. The luminol test proves it. This contradicts the version Hamida gave investigatos, that his wife had fallen down the stairs.
“Furthermore, the undertaker admitted that rigor mortis had set in when he arrived.
“The autopsy revealed that the injuries were not only in the head, but in various parts of the body, which it appears to have resulted from a violent struggle between the deceased and the suspect,” the prosecutor said.
The victim’s parents said they do not want revenge, only justice.
‘My daughter was a working woman, they had no right to slaughter her like that,’ Baquerizo’s mother said. ‘They wanted to fake a domestic accident and now they want to deny us justice.’
‘My heart is broken, Lisbeth was my greatest support when her sister fell ill with leukemia, with chemotherapies and a juice based on organic products, we managed to save my daughter, but we could not do anything for her,’ Kathy Muñoz told Extra.
‘I don’t understand what happened, why he did it. He and his family tried to deceive us, they lied to us, they wrapped us up, they took advantage of our pain.
‘They did that whole scene, they told us my daughter had fallen. Now they don’t answer the phone, they don’t show their faces, just listening to the lies they have told tears my soul,’ Muñoz alleged.
The victim’s parents claim the last thing they heard about Luis was that he was on his way to Colombia on the same day his arrest warrant was issued. The investigation continues.