Photo: Guatemalan Facebook Killer Caught
Guatemalan Eduardo Chen García, created a Facebook profile that he used to contact two teenage girls that were found buried in a house outside of Ciudad de Guatemala.
Now Guatemalan National Police have arrested the 23-year-old Chen García in connection with the kidnapping and murder of 16-year-old Heiser Mercado, and 17 year-old Heidy Montúfar Lorenzana. Chen García allegedly contacted the teenage girls via Facebook and lured them to a public place in the south of the Guatemalan capital on August 26.
Chen García kidnapped the girls and contacted the families only once, demanding half a million quetzals, roughly $62,000 in exchange for their freedom. The girls had already been murdered when he made the call.
A man who helped Chen Garcia burying the bodies approached police with the story, saying guilt was eating him alive. The unidentified man took police to the country home where the bodies were buried, and gave them Chen García’s name. The owner of the country home is still at large.
Chen García was taken into custody, and will be charged with murder, kidnapping, conspiracy and illicit associations.