Crime

23-Year-Old Physics Genius Accused Of Dismembering Teen Girl He Met Online

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

An award-winning physics student was arrested for the murder and dismemberment of a 19-year-old girl he met on Facebook.

Javier Mendez Ovalle, 23, who represented Mexico in international science competitions, allegedly strangled Sanda Camacho and dismembered her body in June 2013.

"He met the victim on a social network where he pretended he could help find her a job," said Mexico City Attorney General Rodolfo Rios Garza. "He says that when she realized there was no job they started to argue and then he pushed her and injured her head. Moments later, the girl started to scream and then he strangled her until she was dead.”

Camacho’s dismembered body parts were found in garbage bags and scattered them around his apartment.

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Ovalle was on the run for a year before he was arrested.

His friends told police he often complained that he didn’t understand women.

He was arrested in San Juan del Rio where he was working as a chef. His parents tipped off police as to his whereabouts.

Sources: Metro, New York Daily News

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