DNA of Majadahonda murder suspect’s aunt found in meat grinder

Matter found inside home of alleged killer of Argentinean woman tests positive for relative

Bruno Hernández Vera is led on a search of his aunt's estate in Santa Cruz de la Zarza (Toledo).
Bruno Hernández Vera is led on a search of his aunt's estate in Santa Cruz de la Zarza (Toledo).jaime villanueva

Investigators have found DNA belonging to the aunt of the Majadahonda man alleged to have killed at least one woman and put her body through a meat grinder to conceal his crime.

Bruno Hernández Vega, 32, has been in preventive prison since early April, when police searched his home in the Madrid satellite town and found the grinder, as well as blood stains and other potentially incriminating evidence.

The suspect has a history of psychiatric problems and was supposed to be in hospital when he was arrested

The search was triggered by a complaint filed by an Argentinean national who said his sister had gone missing. Adriana Gioiosa, 55, was renting a room from Hernández Vega, and investigators have found some of her remains inside the grinder, which was located in the garage of the property.

Police conducted another search of the house, which is situated on La Sacedilla street, on April 18 and uncovered more remains.

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Organic matter found inside the grinder and on a handsaw has tested positive for the alleged murderer’s aunt, who went missing four years ago. Hernández Vega told the police that he had taken his aunt to a retirement home, but could not remember which one.

The woman is the real owner of the Majadahonda home that her nephew was renting out.

Hernández Vega has a history of psychiatric problems and was supposed to be in hospital at the time of his arrest.