As reported by Jam Press, the 41 year-old crypto influencer Fernando Pérez Algaba was found dismembered in a suitcase. His remains were discovered by a group of children in Argentina, in a red suitcase, in the town of Ingeniero Budge, Buenos Aires province, on Sunday.
As reported by El País, Buenos Aires police found the victim's legs and forearm inside, discovering another whole arm in the creek. On Wednesday, authorities discovered the missing head and torso. The body parts were cleanly amputated, suggesting the work of a professional.
Police identified Algaba from his fingerprints and also from distinctive tattoos on his body parts. The entrepreneur had been declared missing since last Tuesday.
Crypto influencer found dismembered in a suitcase, in Argentina!
Police have arrested a suspect in connection with Algaba's death. And while the motive behind the alleged murder remains unclear, authorities believe the influencer was killed over his numerous debts. During his later years, Algaba was involved in cryptocurrency trading from an office in Buenos Aires with over 25 employees.
But he reportedly racked up irrecoverable debts to Argentina's tax agency as his company, Motors Lettuce SRL, began bouncing checks less than a year after its formation in January 2018. Algaba had also left a note on his phone claiming he had lost a lot of money by investing in cryptocurrencies.
The influencer, who lived in Barcelona, Spain, allegedly stayed in Argentina for a week before his alleged murder. Algaba had reportedly rented an apartment and was due to return the keys on July 19, but he did not appear or answer the phone, according to the owner's testimony.
The businessman had made millions by renting luxury vehicles and selling cryptocurrencies, which he often advertised to his 900,000 Instagram followers.
BREAKING: Missing millionaire crypto influencer Fernando Pérez Algaba found dismembered in suitcase.