A FATHER and stepmother in Portugal have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the death their nine-year-old daughter.
Judicial Police cuffed the pair in the Peniche region today after finding the body of the girl dumped in a forest.
The macabre events were reported in the town of Atouguia de Baleia, where the girl, reportedly named Valentina, lived.
Mayor Afonso Clara told press her body was found in a eucalyptus forest.
There are unconfirmed reports that the father may have already confessed to a crime in relation to her death, El Mundo reported.
He may have also led police to the location of the girl’s body.