Boyfriend, 31, on the run after 'beating girlfriend, 21, & throwing her from fourth-floor apartment'

A MAN is on the run after he allegedly killed his girlfriend, 21, by beating her and throwing her body from a fourth-floor apartment.

Patricio Leonel Reynoso could face a life sentence after he was charged with Pilar Lucia Riesco's tragic death in Argentina's capital of Buenos Aires.


Local media outlet Telam reported that Reynoso was arrested last year on suspicion of committing the crime on March 15 2020, but was released shortly after.

However, recently discovered evidence, the nature of which has not been disclosed, has led Judge Graciela Angulo de Quinn to issue an arrest warrant for the suspect last Wednesday.

Reynoso faces charges of murder and gender violence.

Authorities carried out several failed raids, but the victim's mother Adriana Chiaverano has expressed her anger at the fact that the man who is suspected of murdering her daughter remains at large.

She told media outlet Telam that the authorities ignored an anonymous tip-off earlier this week which reportedly gave them the suspects location.

She went on to claim that police sent her to identify Reynoso and even though she confirmed that the suspects truck was parked at the location, she says the cops refused to come to the scene.

She said: "After begging the police to come and make an arrest they refused."

The grieving mother is adamant that the authorities are failing her and her daughter and said: "I am now trying to find him (Reynoso) myself."

The authorities raided the very apartment where Pilar was allegedly thrown.

Adriana reacted angrily to this, saying there was no way Reynoso would still be there.

HOW YOU CAN GET HELP:

Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families:

  • Always keep your phone nearby.
  • Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
  • If you are in danger, call 999.
  • Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, reporting abuse without speaking down the phone, instead dialing “55”.
  • Always keep some money on you, including change for a pay phone or bus fare.
  • If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to go to a lower-risk area of the house – for example, where there is a way out and access to a telephone.
  • Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom, or where you might be shut into a cupboard or other small space.

If you are a ­victim of domestic abuse, SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support ­service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – messageinfo@supportline.org.uk.

Women’s Aid provides a live chat service available. from 10am to noon.

You can also call the freephone 24-hour ­National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

She added: "The authorities have to pull their socks up and start really looking for Reynoso. When they want to find someone they always do so the issue is not their lack of ability."

Local media reports that Pilar's death occurred after Reynoso had returned from a night out on March 15 last year at which point an argument broke out between her and Reynoso.

Reportedly Pilar told the suspect that she wanted to end the relationship and it is at this point that the stories of Reynoso and the prosecutor diverge.

Reynoso claimed that Pilar proceeded to take her own life by throwing herself from the balcony.

Adriana told Telam that: "When I found out what happened to her I was broken, I couldn't get out of my bed for months."

Adriana insisted that there was no way her daughter would have taken her own life.

The prosecutor sided with Adriana and said that Reynoso punched the victim several times and then threw her from the balcony.

Authorities have not responded publicly to accusations made by the victim's mother.

The suspect is still on the run now more than a year after the incident occurred but a spokesperson from the courts told Telam that it was "just a matter of time until we detain him".



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