Model, 19, beaten to death ‘by soldier boyfriend’ and body put in suitcase

Isabella Mesa Sánchez, a young mum and model, tragically lost her life in a horrific incident allegedly involving her soldier boyfriend.
horrific murder of Model, 19, beaten to death 'by soldier boyfriend' and body put in suitcase in Doce de Octubre, Medellín, Colombia.
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A young mum model, who was beaten to death before her body was put in a suitcase, was allegedly killed by her soldier boyfriend.

Isabella Mesa Sánchez was visiting Sebastián Villegas Córdoba while he was on leave from the army for a week.

The mother-of-one leaves behind a young son, three.

The couple, who’d only just got together, became embroiled in a heated row at a party, according to a pal.

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horrific murder of Model, 19, beaten to death 'by soldier boyfriend' and body put in suitcase in Doce de Octubre, Medellín, Colombia.
Isabella Mesa Sánchez. (Picture: Jam Press)

Neighbours reported hearing screams at the suspect’s home in the neighbourhood of Doce de Octubre, Medellín, Colombia.

The police arrived on the scene and found the teenager’s beaten corpse inside the suitcase.

Due to the state of the victim’s body, it was not possible to initially establish how she died.

Her body will undergo an autopsy to confirm her exact cause of death.

Medellín mayor, Federico Gutierrez said: “Concerning the femicide of Isabella Mesa Sánchez, 19-years-old, who leaves behind a three-year-old son.

“I want to say that we are already on top of this case.”

One of the victim’s friends told local media: “Isabella just wanted to bring her child up well, she wanted to give him many things.

horrific murder of Model, 19, beaten to death 'by soldier boyfriend' and body put in suitcase in Doce de Octubre, Medellín, Colombia.
Isabella Mesa Sánchez. (Picture: Jam Press)

“We had many projects planned together, and we were going to open a shop.”

Córdoba, 21, reportedly turned himself in at his barracks.

He is accused of femicide.

He had been a soldier with the National Army of Colombia for nine months.

The investigation is ongoing.

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