Alicia machado, the actress and winner of the contest Miss Universe in 1996, He asked this Monday for justice to be done and to clarify “the vile and cruel murder” of his younger brother, Arturo, whose remains appeared last Friday after being “kidnapped” for about a year.
In a message on her Instagram account, the former beauty queen indicated that her brother, Arturo Machado Zambrano, was kidnapped at the end of 2019 and since then they barely received information about his “whereabouts” until last Friday, when they were notified that his “remains were identified.”
Machado, a Venezuelan who lives in United States For years, he said that he hopes that justice will clarify “the vile and cruel murder” of his brother and indicated that “out of prudence on the case” he cannot offer more details about what happened.
“I ask for the maximum respect and privacy in these difficult moments and I appreciate the consideration that they have always had for me,” concluded the actress, singer and businesswoman.
The actress of “The simulators”, “La Madame” and “The unforgivable” had revealed the death of her brother on Instagram shortly after the police notification that “the remains had appeared”.
Accompanying some photos of candles with the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the former Miss Universe 1996 explained that the deceased is one of the children that her father, Arturo Machado, had after his mother’s divorce.
“Now you are with dad, my love, your older sister. I will always keep you present in my heart as the most sincere love of a brother,” said the artist hours after receiving the bad news.
Likewise, Machado revealed that the kidnapping had taken place in the Venezuelan city of Maracay, located 119.1 kilometers southwest of Caracas.
According to data from the local Venezuelan Observatory of Violence, 60% of the deaths in the South American country in 2019 were the result of violent acts, of which more than 16,000 people were victims.
The murder of Alicia Machado’s brother recalled the death of the actress and former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear, who was shot dead in January 2014 during an assault.