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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Spanish court approves extradition of UK murder suspect

A court in Spain has approved the extradition of one of Britain's most wanted fugitives, sought for his suspected role in the murder of a teenager in 2015.

Spanish court approves extradition of UK murder suspect

The decision will now go before the country’s cabinet for approval.

Spanish police arrested David Ungi in May in the town of Coin near the southern resort of Marbella on May 5th as he signed up at a gym at a shopping centre.

British police believe Ungi, 30, was involved in the fatal shooting in 2015 in Liverpool of 18-year-old Vinny Waddington.

Ungi, who left Britain less than 24 hours after Waddington was killed, is also wanted by the British authorities for alleged heroin trafficking.

Spanish police carried out the operation to arrest Ungi in cooperation with Britain’s National Crime Agency, which had put Ungi on its most-wanted list.

The Spanish coast has long been a popular bolthole for British criminals fleeing the law, because they can blend easily into the thriving expatriate communities.

There are about 290,000 British nationals officially registered as living in Spain, making them the fourth-largest foreign population in the country, according to national statistics institute INE.