Amanda Albach: Murderers forced woman, 21, to dig own grave before shooting her dead

Amanda Albach: Murderers forced woman, 21, to dig own grave before shooting her dead
Amanda Albach was killed in Brazil on November 15 after being forced to dig her own grave (Instagram/albaach_)

A woman was allegedly forced to dig her own grave on the beach before being fatally shot by her murderer who later buried her. The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Amanda Albach after her body was recovered from the grave by cops after her suspected murderer confessed to the crime after he was accused of drug dealing. Albach was found buried on the beach of Irapuriba Norte de Laguna in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina on December 3. A day prior to that, two men and a woman have been arrested in connection to the crime and one of them led police to the body. 

The suspect also reportedly confessed to having murdered the Curibita, Brazil, resident with two gunshots after forcing the victim to dig her own grave on the day of the crime. The last time she was spotted was on November 14, a day prior to her murder when she attended a house party in the city of Florianopolis. Police chief Bruno Fernandes from the Criminal Investigation Division said the 21-year-old had traveled from Fazendo Rio Grande, Curibita, to the nearby town of Santa Catarina with a group of friends to attend a birthday party. He said, "It was this bond that brought her [the victim] to this house in Santa Catarina. She came to celebrate this person's birthday." Albach's family lawyer confirmed she was not seen by her friends after she left the party. 


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Amanda Albach photographed suspected killer with gun before being shot

The police spoke to Albach's friends and the "inconsistencies in their statements" raised suspicions regarding the involvement of people present at the party in her disappearance and subsequent murder. Albach contacted her parents on the night she was killed by sending them an audio message. The lawyer said, "She sent a message to her parents around 8:40 pm saying that she would return to Fazenda Rio Grande at dawn. Since then there has been no more news of her. The cell phone is off and Amanda never accessed WhatsApp again." 

The woman's relatives told police her voice was unlike her and they could also hear wind in the background of the audio message they received from Albach. One of the suspects confirmed that she was gunned down shortly after the message was sent. Police chief added that one of the contributing factors resulting in the crime was Albach telling people about one of the suspect's involvement in drugs trafficking. Fernandes added that Albach had managed to take a photograph of the unnamed person being investigated in her murder, holding a gun. She then shared the same with a couple of people which enraged the person. “He did not like this situation and therefore decided to take her life," Fernandes said. The investigation, in this case, is underway and its unclear if all three suspects have been charged. 

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