An alleged self-confessed cannibal said to have admitted sharing his mother’s body parts with his pet dog, reportedly cut her up in more than 1,000 tiny pieces.
Jobless waiter Alberto Sanchez Gomez, 26, is said to have made the startling confession to detectives when they turned up at his family home in Madrid to inquire about missing OAP Maria Soledad Gomez.
Shocked cops found her body parts in at least six large Tupperware containers inside the flat near the Spanish capital’s famous Las Ventas bullring.
Macabre new details of the gruesome find emerged today ahead of Sanchez’s court hearing, with respected Spanish newspaper El Mundo reporting 66-year-old Maria Soledad’s body had been cut up into more than 1,000 tiny pieces.
Alleged self-confessed cannibal Alberto Sanchez Gomez (pictured), 26, is said to have made the confession to detectives when they turned up at his family home in Madrid to inquire about his mother Maria Soledad Gomez
It also reported her vital organs were missing and part of her intestines were found mixed with domestic waste inside the flat.
Her son is expected to be charged with killing her, although police have not yet said how they believe he ended her life.
The first photos of Sanchez emerged today as former friends told local media how he had become a problem for his family after becoming addicted to drugs and used to spend time on a park bench opposite his home drinking with tramps.
It is not yet clear when his mother died, with police saying yesterday a day after the arrest that they suspected it happened a month ago but a neighbour claims she saw the missing OAP sunbathing during the week.
Police sources say they believe the detainee, one of three children whose cabinet-maker dad died when he was 15, cooked part of his mother’s body parts before eating them or feeding them to the pet dog.
Alberto Sanchez Gomez, 26, was seen escorted out of a police car yesterday. He is expected to be charged with killing his mother
A spokesman for the National Police in Madrid, which released footage showing them taking the suspect into custody, confirmed: ‘A 26-year-old man has been arrested in Madrid for allegedly dismembering his mum.’ Pictured: Police officers take the suspect into custody
He was well-known to officers because of a series of prior arrests thought to relate to domestic violence against his mother, who neighbours said often had bruises they initially thought had been caused by the dog.
Sanchez, who has been named in Spanish media, has been undergoing psychiatric evaluation but is expected to be remanded in prison following his court appearance.
A spokesman for the National Police in Madrid, which released footage showing them taking the suspect into custody, confirmed: ‘A 26-year-old man has been arrested in Madrid for allegedly dismembering his mum.
‘Officers have found part of her remains in Tupperware storage containers.
‘The victim had been missing for a month.’
They made no official comment on the local reports he had confessed to cannibalism.
A neighbour told Spanish daily El Pais: ‘Many nights he’d be sitting on a bench in a little square near the flat till two in the morning.
‘He seemed out of it as if he was on drugs. He wouldn’t even realise you had gone past.
‘He’d steal valuables from his mum and spend the cash on drugs.’