A millionaire crypto influencer and byusi9nessman, Fernando Pérez Algaba, 41, has been found dead, according to The New York Post.
Police have launched a murder investigation after the dismembered remains of the missing millionaire were discovered by a group of children in Argentina over the weekend.
The grisly case came to light after the kids found a red suitcase filled with body parts while playing by a stream in the town of Ingeniero Budge, Buenos Aires Province, on Sunday, Jam Press reported.
The children’s parents notified the Buenos Aires police, who inspected the package and reportedly found the victim’s legs and forearm inside, discovering another whole arm in the stream.
On Wednesday, authorities discovered the missing head and torso, El País reported.
The body parts were cleanly amputated, suggesting the work of a professional, local media reported.
Meanwhile, a subsequent autopsy revealed that the victim had been shot three times before the dismemberment.
Police identified Algaba by his fingerprints and also by distinctive tattoos on the body parts. The entrepreneur had been declared missing since last Tuesday.
The businessman had accumulated millions renting luxury vehicles and selling cryptocurrency, which he frequently advertised to his 900,000 followers on Instagram.
The influencer, who lived in Barcelona, Spain, had reportedly been staying in Argentina for a week prior to his alleged murder.
Algaba had reportedly rented an apartment and was supposed to return the keys on July 19, but failed to show up or answer the phone, according to testimony by the property owner.
Police have arrested one suspect in connection with Algaba’s death. And while the motive behind the alleged murder remains unclear, authorities suspect that the influencer was killed over his numerous debts.
This marked a tragic end for the businessman, known by friends as Lechuga (lettuce), who started working at the age of 14.