Suspect arrested in football president's niece murder case

Mexican Federal Police have detained a suspect in the case of the murder of María Villar, niece of Angel María Villar, president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation.

Funeral of María Villar.
Miguel Toña EFE

Mexican Federal Police have arrested a suspect in the kidnapping and murder of Spaniard Galaz María Villar, whose body was found on September 15 in Mexico, local media reported citing security sources. María was the niece of the Spanish football president.

People attend funeral for Maria Villar Galaz in the northen Spanish Basque city of Getxo on September 26, 2016.

The evening news on TV channel Televisa said sources from the Federal Police had confirmed to them that they had taken in one of the likely killers of Villar, who was kidnapped on September 14 in the Santa Fe area of Mexico City and whose body was found in Santiago Tianguistenco, a neighboring state of Mexico.