White Mercedes involved in Estepona killing located just as it was about to be shipped out of Spain

The white Mercedes.
The white Mercedes. / SUR
  • Police had been searching for the UK-plated vehicle driven by the suspect in the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old during an apparent traffic dispute last week

The National Police have located the white Mercedes driven by the suspect wanted for the killing of a 19-year-old man in Estepona last week.

The vehicle, with British registration plates, was found parked in an area away from the coast. The police had to confiscate it, according to sources, after a tow-truck arrived to take it away. Police believe that the vehicle was due to be loaded into a container and shipped from Spain, possibly to the UK.

Detectives from Estepona's specialised and violent crime unit, UDEV, had been searching for the vehicle as the main lead in the investigation into the death of Ulrich, who was stabbed in a car park near the Diana commercial centre last Wednesday.

The incident occurred at around 2.30pm when the 19-year-old victim, who lived nearby, was almost knocked down by the Mercedes.

When Ulrich reproached the driver for going too fast, he got out of the vehicle and started hitting the victim before stabbing him with a knife. The blade reached his heart and he died at the scene.

The assailant then got back in the white Mercedes, accompanied by a woman, and left the scene. Witnesses described him as tall, blond and stocky.

The victim, who lived with his family in Las Acacias, was well-loved in the neighbourhood.

Local shopkeepers strated a collection to help pay for his funeral and the town hall also offered to cover the costs.

Relatives thanked them for the gesture but refused the offer, said town hall sources. They also said that they had not started any sort of campaign to raise funds on social media. The family will pay for the funeral themselves.