In a bizarre act, a boyfriend has gruesomely murdered his lover and mutilated her body.
He is believed to have “offered up” her dismembered body at the abandoned house in the city of Xalapa, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz.
The boyfriend, identified as Jose David, was arrested after a neighbour discovered a body part lying in the courtyard of the property.
He called the police who scrambled a team to the quiet residential area yesterday afternoon.
Officers then entered the abandoned house where they made a horrific discovery. They found a woman’s mutilated corpse, the head and legs chopped off and left on the ground.
They launched a murder investigation following the death of the woman who was between 20 and 25.
A forensic team cordoned off the area and began searching for clues inside the house. Later that same day, they arrested the woman’s boyfriend on suspicion of murder.
Preliminary investigations have found that the couple had been sleeping in the abandoned house. It is claimed that the man killed his lover as part of a human sacrifice, the details of which remain unclear.