Argentine cryptocurrency trader Fernando suspected of being murdered and dismembered by professionals

Author: JESSE COGHLAN, COINTELEGRAPH; Translation: Song Xue, LianGuai

A missing Argentine cryptocurrency millionaire and Instagram influencer has been found dead, dismembered in a suitcase, with suspicion of murder.

According to multiple local media reports, cryptocurrency trader and influencer Fernando Pérez Algaba was reported missing on July 18th, when he failed to return the keys to the rented apartment and answer phone calls.

Less than a week later on July 23rd, a group of children discovered his body in the town of Ingeniero Budge, the capital of Argentina.

The last photo posted by Algaba on his social media account. Source: Instagram

On July 24th, authorities discovered a torso in a suitcase after cleaning up the found luggage, with severed legs and forearms in the suitcase. A day later on July 25th, a head was found in a backpack.

Analysis of fingerprints and tattoos indicated that the body was that of the missing millionaire, and the autopsy revealed that he had been shot three times before being dismembered.

It is reported that the discovered suitcase contained body parts. Source: Clarín

Investigators have suggested that this may be the work of a professional organization and believe that the motive behind Algaba’s murder may be related to debt. One suspect possibly involved in the case has been arrested.

Algaba is said to be a cryptocurrency trader in Buenos Aires, where he operated an office and employed 25 other traders.

He also accumulated a considerable number of followers on Instagram, with over 917,000 people. Most of the content revolved around luxury cars and his beloved dog.

It is reported that Algaba had a debt of 900,000 Argentine pesos (3,300 US dollars) in bounced checks, a debt of 1.2 million Argentine pesos (4,400 US dollars) to a bank, and a debt of 70,000 US dollars also related to bounced checks.

At the end of 2022, a series of mysterious deaths of cryptocurrency billionaires sparked wild speculation in the community.

During October to December 2022, MakerDAO co-founder Nikolai Mushegian, cryptocurrency broker Javier Biosca, Amber Group co-founder Tiantian Kullander, Russian cryptocurrency billionaire Vyacheslav Taran, and Bithumb major shareholder LianGuairk Mo all seemed to have died tragically.

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