The Cuban Police confirm the discovery of the body of a 14-year-old boy in Las Tunas

The Cuban Police confirm the discovery of the body of a 14-year-old boy in Las Tunas

The Ministry of the Interior confirmed on Monday the death of the minor Darío Leyva Acosta, whose body was found in the town of Maniabón, 12 kilometers from the municipality of Puerto Padre (Las Tunas). In a short note published in the official newspaper 26the authorities regretted the fact and offered their condolences to their relatives.

The statement does not give an account of the conditions in which the body was found or if they have identified a possible person responsible, although it assures that the Police “work intensely to clarify the event.”

Leyva Acosta, 14, was a student at the Mártires de Maniabón secondary school. Her body was found after several buying and selling groups on social networks will report his disappearance since 8:00 a.m. this Sunday.

Their families declared to the independent medium Cuban DNA that the authorities had not paid attention to the complaint about the disappearance of the adolescent. “I told them that they had killed me and they ignored me. We went to the sector chief and this morning they looked for the dogs,” said the mother of Leyva Acosta, whose name they did not reveal.

His body was found after several buying and selling groups on social networks reported his disappearance from 8:00 a.m. this Sunday.

According to the user Miriam Igarza, who notified in Facebook that the minor was missing, Leyva Acosta was dressed in “red shorts, a yellow pullover, and flip-flops.” She was also carrying a mobile phone that, in the opinion of Igarza and other users, was the reason for a possible attack.

However, other comments say that “he was found half buried and with his cell phone turned off, he was wearing his clothes and flip-flops.” Some users point out the possible involvement of a person close to the family environment or an acquaintance of Leyva Acosta. The smallness of Maniabón, a town of less than 7,000 inhabitants, reinforces this suspicion.

Last January, this newspaper reported the death in similar circumstances of Yosvany Villar Avila, also 14 years old, whose body was located in Havana after the confession of his murderer. shortly after 14ymedio reported, in December 2020, the disappearance of the minor, the authorities reactivated the investigation and obtained the confession of “Ariel”, a neighbor of the family indicated as the main suspect in the murder.

The 29-year-old man, who was in the 100 y Aldabó prison awaiting trial for trying to rape another minor, revealed to the Police the place where he had hidden the body, in Chaple Hill.

interviewed by 14ymedio, Airovis Ávila Pérez, Yosvany’s mother, pointed out that her son had disappeared for more than a year without the authorities having done everything possible to find him. The delays and the lack of information were also among her complaints.

The first phase of the investigation barely lasted a week and, according to Ávila Pérez, when he asked for explanations and demanded that they continue the search, the agents replied that it had not been possible “because there was no fuel.”


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