Woman, 25, dismembered and body parts thrown into different garbage bins by convicted drug dealer whom she met for a date

Jorge Ignacio Palma, 37, turned himself in and confessed to the grisly murder, though police suspect he may also be involved in the disappearance of another teen.

Woman, 25, dismembered and body parts thrown into different garbage bins by convicted drug dealer whom she met for a date
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Police in Spain are searching for the remains of a woman after a man she met on an online dating website turned himself in to the authorities and confessed that he cut her body into pieces and threw them in different street waste containers.

The horrifying incident took place in the Manuel principality of Valencia after convicted Columbian drug dealer Jorge Ignacio Palma, 37, and Marta Calvo Burón, 25, arranged to meet at his home on November 7 for a "white party" -- a party where people snort cocaine and have sex -- according to local sources.

On the same day, which happened to be one day before Palma's birthday, Burón sent her mother the location of the home just in case anything went wrong. Police were alerted to her disappearance after she did not return home after going to his residence. They launched a manhunt for Palma, who they believed had fled from Spain to Italy, though he eventually turned himself in this past week after being pressured to do so by his family.

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Following his confession that he had dismembered her and disposed of her body, police searched rubbish bins in his home town and surrounding villages, and are now said to be focusing their efforts on waste plants and municipal tips.

A waste plant that collects rubbish from the area was also ordered to suspend its operations at midday on Wednesday, December 4, so it could be searched for Burón's body parts.

"We could be looking not only at a disappearance but also at physical aggression that could have resulted in Marta's violent death," said Juan Carlos Fulgencio, a central government spokesman for the Valencia region. "The hypothesis that's always been on the table is that she suffered a violent assault that possibly caused her death."

However, Palma reportedly told investigators that Burón had died after they had consumed cocaine through their genitalia so the effect would be more significant.

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It would be consistent with the death of another woman, a prostitute, who died after having sexual relations with the 37-year-old. Palma had been a prime suspect after she died in a brothel in the Ruzafa neighborhood of Valencia this past April, but it was ultimately determined that she had died from seizures caused by an adverse reaction to cocaine, a substance that was found in her vaginal mucosa. Her death was ruled as an accidental.

Police also believe that Palma, who was convicted of drug trafficking in 2008 after he was busted with nine kilos of cocaine, is involved in the disappearance of a third woman, a 19-year-old who was last seen on November 17.

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