Questions remain over Gabriel’s death

Murder location overlooked for days, investigators admit

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Major Jesús Reina from the Guardia Civil’s serious crimes branch and Lieutenant Colonel José Hernández Mosquera gave their first press conference about the Gabriel Cruz case last week (Photo: R. Torné)

By Richard Torné

The Guardia Civil chiefs who led the investigation into the murder of eight-year-old Gabriel Cruz have admitted the force never carried out a search of the farm where his body had lain buried for 12 days – despite the alleged killer having visited the property daily.

Gabriel went missing on February 27 and was allegedly murdered and buried the same day in a family-owned farm in Rodalquilar by his father’s girlfriend, Ana Julia Quezada.

It has now emerged that Quezada visited the property every day and that the Guardia began tailing her after she became the prime suspect on March 3 – four days after Gabriel’s disappearance – when she allegedly ‘found’ his T-shirt in a reed bed previously scoured by police.

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