MYSTERIOUS final messages sent by female DJ just hours before her death have been revealed.
They surround the welfare of Valentina Trespalacios, 23, who was found dead in luggage in Bogota, Colombia on January 22.
Police believe she was strangled after an autopsy found deep gouges in her throat that may have been caused by strangulation.
According to local reports, the alleged prime suspect is Valentina’s boyfriend, 35-year-old American John Poulos.
However, a new revelation in the investigation revealed that the woman texted for help just hours before she died.
The following is testimony from Caracol Televisión with a driver of the InDriver platform.
The driver is believed to have picked up Valentina and Poulos on Saturday morning.
The driver, who wishes to keep his name secret, said the young DJ tried to alert him to the danger she was in.
He said, “As she got into the car in front of her boyfriend, she screams and tells me, ‘Oh, why did I write that’.”
The driver said the woman showed him a message from her to the InDriver platform, which said: “Help, I’m in danger”.
The driver asked if she was okay, but at the same time Poulos got into the vehicle and she didn’t answer.
The driver continued with his work and took her to a nightclub around 4am.
The startling revelations come as Poulos was arrested by Panamanian authorities yesterday.
The man allegedly fled Colombia to Panama, where he was arrested trying to board a flight to another country – understood to be Istanbul, Turkey.
He was arrested and remains in detention.
Poulos is awaiting extradition to Colombia to face alleged charges of femicide, a crime specific to Colombia.
Before Valentina’s death, she dated Poulos for about eight months.
The couple met a music event where the victim was a DJ.
Laura Hidalgo, Valentina’s mother, told local media she believes Poulos is a good person.
She said: “He had good intentions.
“He met us, her brothers, he intended to get married, to have a life with her here in Colombia, to invest in Colombia.
“But he was very obsessed with my daughter and he was a bit jealous.
“He had a fight with my daughter in December and it was out of jealousy because my daughter had a lot of suitors because she was very beautiful.”
According to Colombian police officers, Valentina moved into a rented house with Poulos a few days before her death.
Police conducted a search of Poulos’ home and the Volkswagen Voyager he had rented after arriving from the United States.
Investigators are also analyzing CCTV footage to find out who dumped the suitcase in the garbage can in the Colombian capital.
Poulos has since deleted all his social media pages and cut off all contact with Valentina’s family.
The investigations are ongoing.
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