Case 173

Rocio Wanninkhof & Sonia Carabantes

When 19-year-old Rocio Wanninkhof failed to return home after a night out with friends, her mother Alicia was immediately worried. The family lived in the small town of La Cala de Mijas, Spain – a safe area where teenagers felt secure going out alone. Alicia’s concern quickly turned to distress after she stumbled across a disturbing scene near their house: Rocio’s shoes were lying abandoned in a clearing, alongside a pool of blood.

Soon, Rocio’s body was found dumped near a tennis court. She had been murdered in a brutal attack. It wasn’t long until investigators had a suspect in their sights: Alicia’s ex-partner, Dolores Vazquez. But the disappearance of another teenager from the same region of Spain would turn this case upside down, leading to more questions than answers.

CREDITS

 

Casefile Presents

 

EPISODE:

Research & writing – Victoria Dieffenbacher

Editing – Erin Munro

Additional writing & editing – Milly Raso

Creative direction – Milly Raso

Narration – Anonymous Host

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro – www.dl-sounds.com

Audio production – Mike Migas 

Music – Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER:

Logo and website design – Paulina Szymanska

RESOURCES

 

NEWSPAPERS

El Mundo newspaper coverage from August 31 2000 – April 22 2019

El País newspaper coverage from October 17 1999 – September 22 2015

 

VIDEOS

Case coverage by criminal investigator Juan Ignacio Blanco

Memories of the South: Rocio Wanninkhof 

The White Puzzle case coverage

 

COURT DOCUMENTS

Dolores Vazquez sentence – public document 

Tony King sentence – public document

 

WEBSITES

Wikipedia – Murder of Rocio Wanninkhof

Platform for the Defense of Dolores Vazquez

 

 

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