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“He says that he is going to do everything possible because he wants the same answers that I ask for”: Elizabeth Otavalo on the first conversation she had with President Lasso

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Seventeen days after the disappearance of Maria Belen Bernal, President Guillermo Lasso spoke with the mother of the femicide victim, Elizabeth Otavalo. The meeting took place on Wednesday, September 28, one week after the discovery of Bernal’s body, on the Casitagua hill.

Otavalo confirmed to EL UNIVERSO that for the first time he had a personal conversation with the president to discuss his daughter’s case and the search for German Caceres, husband of the victim and main suspect of the crime.

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“The president had an approach with me yesterday (Wednesday). Its the first time. I told him ‘President, what happened?’ So, he answers me and tells me ‘I publicly apologized to the whole of Ecuador,’” Otavalo said about the dialogue with Guillermo Lasso.

A cell phone, a wallet and slippers belonging to María Belén Bernal were found in the police school building known as Grayskull Castle.

The mother noted that apologies “will not resurrect” her daughter. “He completely agrees. He says that he is going to do his best because he says that he also wants the same answers that I ask for. The difference is that he is the State”, shared Otavalo, without delving into more details about the meeting.

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This Friday, September 30, marks the one-week deadline given by the President of the Republic to the Commander General of the National Police, Fausto Salinas, to deliver results on the arrest of the person presumed responsible for the disappearance and murder of Bernal, whose body he was found on September 21 with signs of strangulation and suffocation.

“The General Commander of the Police has a week to deliver definitive results that lead to the capture of Germán Cáceres,” he announced. William Lasso on September 23, on national network.

Elizabeth Otavalo He hopes that the deadline will be met with the location of the suspect. “I hope you find it. With all that apparatus that the Police have, with all that knowledge. It can’t be that the police don’t know anything. In other words, is a lieutenant worth more than all those police officers who are trained? ”, She questioned.

The Prosecutor’s Office asks for a precautionary measure that prevents the overthrow of the police building known as ‘the castle of Grayskull’

Cáceres has the rank of lieutenant and was an instructor at the Superior School of Police. The last thing that was known about him was when he went to the Prosecutor’s Office, in Quito, on September 13, to render a free and voluntary version of the complaint he filed for the disappearance of his wife. Since then his location has been unknown.

He currently has a preventive detention order for the alleged crime of femicide. The Police included him in the list of the ten most wanted for gender violence. The institution is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information that helps find him. (YO)

Source: Eluniverso

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