JOSE Breton, father of missing children Ruth and Jose, has said that the burnt remains found on their grandfather’s estate near Cordoba are from animals.
Breton, who has been in custody since October 2011, told judge Luis Rodriguez Laize that he remembers burning a sheep’s head and the bodies of a dog and cat at the bonfire and the remains belong to them.
While police had originally claimed they belonged to an animal, recent reports commissioned by the government have ruled the teeth and bones are those of two young children aged two and six.
The prosecuting lawyer representing Ruth Ortiz, the children’s mother, said that Breton refused to accept the new toxicology reports.
“He didn’t say anything, just that it is a lie. He denies the evidence and says we are all crazy apart from him,” he said.
Breton’s mobile phone activity is currently undergoing thorough investigation: “We expect much more and offer clues about what happened that day,” added the prosecution.