A 26-year-old has been arrested in Mexico City after a major manhunt, accused of murdering a young woman he met on Tinder by dissolving her body in an acid bath after she refused to have sex with him.
Emmanuel Delani Valdez Bocanegra is the primary suspect in the horrific killing of Francia Ruth Ibarra, also 26, whose clothes were discovered in his Leon apartment this week, along with “six kilos of human flesh” and bones in garbage bags on his balcony.
It’s alleged Bocanegra (above left) “dissolved [Ibarra’s] body to make it look like she had run away”, using large containers of caustic soda and hydrochloric acid to dispose of the evidence (police were able to identify her DNA from the bones).
Ibarra was first reported missing by concerned family members on December 3, after she failed to meet a friend at the movies.
A search of her social media revealed she’d been seeing Bocanegra – who local outlets report was a former student at the school she was attending – for several months after hooking up with him on Tinder.
He remains in police custody and is expected to be charged with murder imminently.
Photo: Twitter / @_XimeGarcia.