The three brothers, Juan, Froilán and Rosa Cuevas, lived alone in the Huacaloma area, in the Iruya department. Nearly uninhabitable area, one of the most inhospitable in Salt. There are mountain trails very dangerous, they do not allow the passage of vehicles and wild animals that attack those who walk and bite the legs of horses. To the hangings they fed in the city of Las Varas – to Huacalom – where the caves came to buy the pure alcohol they drink, both men are considered on site less than "monsters",
It's a story repeated in the area Juan Cuevas (42) ten years ago killed his brother with a stab and threw him down into the valleyThe Justice of Salta is now investigating whether this murder existed. Froilan Cuevas (39) was imprisoned and accused of murdering another man. But he did not get the conviction. Rosa, the victim of violence, was the one who was betrayed for another crime on December 18, 2018.
Facebook campaign related Mathieu Martin to find tracks.
"Asking them what they did with the Frenchman", he told police officers. He talked about Mathieu Martin, the backpacker had disappeared since August. Martin's family traveled twice to Argentina from Aussonne, a town near Toulouse, during a search that included dogs and drones.
Juan and Froilan Cuevas are in custody, accused of murdering Mathieu Martin. The murder has not yet been fully established, but the "secret of the North", as the French media have called it, should be resolved: even if the body is never found,
The fact that Brother Cuevas – according to "chronic alcoholics" and "highly violent" skills – admitted to the Salta police that they had killed a French touristThen, with the counsel of the lawyer before the Prosecutor's Office of this province, they denied everything. They even produced a report on "unlawful restrictions" that would be used to declare themselves guilty.
Mathieu would be attacked when he was asleep.
However, criminal prosecutor 4 Ramiro Ossorio of the Serious Attack Service, Ramiro Ossorio, says: Clarin that the brothers killed the backpacker. And how they did it. Although his body "will never be found," he said.
After 70 days of unsuccessful observation and after Rosa Cuevas's testimony in search the trained dogs were changed to find live people by those who felt corpses,
"On Monday, the dogs marked hailstorms in places that were inaccessible, they marked the hill to the end of the slope, then it was a abyss, it might mean they threw it down into the valley or buried at a depth of five meters. hills with the geologist who accompanied us because it was found that the machine could not be started and a manual digging test was done and it is not viable, which would endanger life, "says the prosecutor.
Without the body, how is the charge against the Cuevas brothers built for "simple murder"? How do you know which of the two killed him or when he was killed together?
The Frenchman did not use GPS for his itinerary, which accurately described his family in France and Facebook. It was solved by asking how to get to each place. When she disappeared, she went to the Isla de Cañas area (on the eastern slopes of the Sierra de Santa Victoria, 307 km from the capital Salt). Walking from his last known place takes three days. It never happened. According to the indictment, a "mistake" appeared on this dangerous road for its people. "If an animal had it, in the worst case, If they ate it, their things would be there. Mathieu had a backpack with a length of more than one meter ",
There was a flashlight, a knife and backpacks on the back of the Cuevas house hidden beneath the stones. Also traces burned from your other things, "The witnesses saw that brothers make great fires at night," says Ossorio, who believes that burned substances that have not yet been analyzed come from French.
It is clear that the body "was not burned"he says.
What would be a murder? At the start of the search, Juan Cuevas said he had never seen a French backpacker. Then he said he saw that he "passed by," "that he asked for a trip," and he described it perfectly. Froilan on his side told police that his brother had stabbed Mathieu's neck and threw him down into the valley, "He was not there." Juan accused his brother. The same, according to Ossoria, are both murderers. One "on action" and another "by default".
"Froilan has a very important motor disorder, he can not move half his body, making him unable to gain strength from Mathieu, a strong and powerful man who stabbed him and tossed him or buried him, and Froilan was present, doing nothing to avoid , and used the murder during the robbery, and these two split their belongings, "the prosecutor said. It is estimated that he was attacked at night, "like jackals" while he was asleep,
Juan's background includes the cause of "minor injuries" against Froilan. Rosa never told him. He has so far claimed he is in danger of not talking about this crime. The Prosecutor believes that the woman was not during the murder.
The Cuevas brothers are under preventive ties. Rosa says she does not know where the body of Mathieu is. He continues this inhospitable place. From December, and after a while, the earth rises when the helicopter arrives, which moves the investigators.