Crime & Justice

Suspect accused of up to 8 murders in Spain held by police

San Sebastián, Spain, May 6 (EFE).- A suspect wanted in connection to the alleged murder of up to eight men lured to their death via dating applications is being held in custody after turning himself in, police told Efe Friday.

The suspect, named as Colombia-born Nelson David M.B., 25, handed himself over to regional police in the border town of Irun, in Spain’s Basque Country, after seeing media reports that he was the subject of an arrest warrant.

He denies the accusations against him.

Police suspect the detainee was behind the alleged murder of four men in the city of Bilbao between September and October 2021 while investigators are also examining his possible link to four other men whose deaths at the time were reported as natural causes.

A local court in Bilbao, which is studying the four alleged murders in the city, issued an arrest warrant for the suspect, who had previously been arrested in 2019 on fraud allegations.

Investigators are working on the hypothesis that the suspect used gay dating apps to arrange meetings with his victims, who he would then drug in order to steal money from their bank accounts.

Criminal probes are also underway in the regions of Valencia and Madrid. EFE


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