Spanish woman confesses to hiding dead man in ice-cream shop freezer

A bizarre murder is making headlines in Spain after a woman confessed to hiding a man she killed in the freezer of an ice-cream parlour.

Spanish woman confesses to hiding dead man in ice-cream shop freezer
The ice-cream shop where the alleged murder took place. Screen grab: Joly Digital/Vimeo

The Spanish woman, who has not been named, walked into a police station in the town of Dos Hermanas, near Seville, on Saturday night and confessed to the killing.

The 44-year-old was accompanied by her siblings and seemed in an “intoxicated” state and told officers that she had killed a man and stored his body in the freezer of Heladería Otoño, a local ice-cream shop, reported Europa Press.

The man is believed to have been 62-years-old, married and the father of five children. He had been missing for around 24 hours.

Police were carrying out an post mortem on the man’s body on Sunday, and confirmed that there “had been no apparent relationship between the arrested woman and the dead man”.

Police confirmed that there was no familial link between the pair and they were not believed to have known each other.

Various media reports have named the woman as the owner of the ice-cream shop, but police have yet to confirm her identity. They searched the shop after taking the woman's statement and discovered the body of the man inside the freezer. 

The woman was immediately arrested and charged with murder.

Despite confessing to the crime, the woman provided no reason for murdering the man. Police are currently trying to establish the motive for the murder. 

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Spain hunts passengers who fled plane ’emergency landing’

Spanish police were searching for 14 passengers who fled after their plane made an emergency landing at Barcelona airport Wednesday following a medical incident that appeared to have been staged, officials said.

Spain hunts passengers who fled plane 'emergency landing'

They were part of a group of 28 people who left a Pegasus Airlines flight from Casablanca to Istanbul after it made a pre-dawn emergency landing at Barcelona’s El Prat airport.

It was the second such incident in just over a year involving a flight from Morocco to Turkey during which a passenger feigned a medical condition in order to force an emergency landing in Spain with dozens fleeing the plane.

According to a source in the central government’s delegation in Catalonia, the incident began at 4:30 am when the plane requested an emergency landing because “a female passenger’s waters had supposedly broken”.

When it touched down, the plane was met by an ambulance and three police patrols but “as they were disembarking the pregnant woman, a group of 28 people left the plane and tried to flee”, the source said.

Police managed to detain 14 of them, including the pregnant woman, but five were returned to the plane at their own request after being accepted back by the airline staff.

“The woman was taken to Sant Joan de Deu hospital for a check-up which found no signs she was in labour so she was discharged and arrested for disturbing the public order by claiming she had gone into labour,” the source said.

Police are searching for the 14 who managed to flee, while the authorities were processing the other eight would-be migrants to ensure their return to Morocco.

On November 5th, 2021, another plane from Casablanca to Istanbul was forced to make an emergency landing in Mallorca after one of the passengers appeared to be taken ill.

After the passenger disembarked from the plane with a companion, another 21 people fled.

The passenger, who appeared to be going into a diabetic coma, was taken to hospital but found to be fine and arrested, while his companion fled.

In total, police arrested 12 people, including a passenger who created a disturbance on the plane, while another 12 managed to flee, prompting a manhunt.

All but one were thought to be Moroccans.