Blanca Arellano, 51, was a Mexican yearning for love.
She flew more than 4800km to see a Peruvian man she met on a gaming online.
Flew for love
On October 31, Arellano flew from Mexico City to Lima, Peru, to meet Juan Pablo Jess Villafuerte, a 37-year-old man.
Her last destination was the coastal town of Huacho, where Villafuerte lived and from whence her family had last heard from her on November 7.
According to the police, she told her niece Karla Arellano that her relationship with Villafuerte was going well and that she was in love at the time.
However, after two weeks of no communication from Arellano, her niece requested assistance on Twitter.
“I never imagined I’d be in this position, but today I’m asking for your help in spreading this message and finding one of the most loved and significant persons in my life.” Blanca Olivia Arellano Gutiérrez, my aunt, went missing in Peru on Monday, November 7. “We are concerned for her life,” the tweet said.
Jamás creí estar en esta situación, hoy pido apoyo y difusión para localizar a una de las personas más amadas e importantes de mi vida. Mi tía Blanca Olivia Arellano Gutiérrez desapareció el día Lunes 07 de Noviembre en Peru, ella de origen Mexicano, tememos por su vida+ pic.twitter.com/4aHRuv0zAW— Karla Arellano (@itskararellano) November 12, 2022
According to her relatives, Arellano and Villafuerte had been in an internet romance for several months before she traveled for Peru. She frequently expressed her affections for Villafuerte and stated that she was “glad and at peace” with her relationship.
Her niece Karla was the first to notice something was amiss when she fell silent.
“I contacted Juan P [Villafuerte] because he was the only person she knew in Peru, and that’s when our nightmare began,” her niece posted on Twitter.
Arellano’s niece uploaded a screenshot of her initial discussion with Villafuerte, in which she urged him to contact her aunt.
“Is she all right?” she inquired.
Villafuerte stated that he had ceased communicating with her several days ago and that “she chose to leave because I couldn’t deliver the life she desired, became weary with me, and departed to get a plane ticket back to Mexico.”
After the post went viral, Peruvian authorities took action.
On November 10, they discovered a severed finger on the Huacho beach.
According to detectives, the fingers had been removed and still had a silver ring on them.
A day later, officials discovered a faceless head and an arm. The next day, a body with no internal organs surfaced on the same shore.
The ring on the found finger let them identify Arellano through her relatives. Peruvian officials apprehended Villafuerte as the prime suspect in Arellano’s murder on November 17.
Juan Pablo Villafuerte was detained on human organ trafficking allegations,”
Villafuerte, a medical student, allegedly shared TikTok movies of human parts for days after Arellano went missing. Blood traces were discovered around his residence, according to investigators.