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Bodies in slaying, drowning cases found

By The Star Staff

Island police on Thursday investigated the discovery of bodies of two individuals who had been shot in the PR-771, Barrio Barranca, La Vega sector of Barranquitas.

According to the police, a 9-1-1 emergency call alerted the authorities about a suspicious situation in the aforementioned location. When the agents arrived at the scene, they found the bodies of a man and a woman estimated to be between 20 and 25 years old, with gunshot wounds, in circumstances that are under investigation.

The bodies were found in the room of a residence and as of press time they had not been identified, nor was a motive behind the event known.

Officers attached to the Homicide Division of the Aibonito Criminal Investigation Corps, along with the prosecutor on duty, will proceed to take charge of the corresponding investigation.

Separately, the director of the Institute of Forensic Sciences on Wednesday night provided the identity of human remains found on a beach in Manatí.

“The Institute of Forensic Sciences confirmed through DNA analysis and comparison that the human remains found on a beach in Manatí correspond to Elías Espino Rosado,” María Conte Miller said. “Rapid DNA was used for the analysis and comparison of the genetic material. The young man’s family was notified of the result.

Espino Rosado, 21, disappeared Sunday night when he was swept away by the current at Los Tubos de Manatí Beach.

Police, Fire, Emergency Management and Coast Guard personnel conducted the search, but were unable to find him.

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