Alcasser girls Computer image of man whose remains found off Lambay Island resembles image of Spanish serial killer
Angles is thought to have fled to Ireland from Spain after the brutal murder of three girls in 1992
A digitally enhanced photo showing what a suspected Spanish serial killer would look like now bears a creepy resemblance to another computer generated photo released by gardai trying to identify human remains discovered off the coast of Lambay Island.
Although 'Lambay Man' is believed to have only been in the water for a few years when his remains were found in 2006, Antonio Angles has been missing for 28 years and both cases are being pushed to the fore by documentaries and fresh investigations in two different countries.
Fugitive Angles was last known to have stowed away on a ship to Ireland following the shocking kidnap, rape and torture of three girls in his native Spain. But when gardai were called to the boat when it docked in Dublin at 2.45am on March 23, 1993, he was gone and has never been seen since.
This week a new digitally enhanced photo of him was released by Spanish authorities and it was revealed on a recent episode of Crime World that a new documentary is being made in an effort to close the files on his disappearance.
Former FBI detective Kenneth Strange told the podcast that he believed Angles, who couldn't swim, had jumped from the ship as it prepared to dock in Dublin.
Now a garda photo released last week of the unidentified remains that were washed up in nets off the Irish coast in 2006 bears an uncanny resemblance to that of the missing killer.
Angles remains wanted for the brutal triple murder of the 'Alcasser girls' Miriam, Antonia and Desiree who were on their way to a nightclub in the town of Picassent, Valencia in November 1992 when they were abducted.
Strange, who works as a private investigator on missing persons cases and who has been helping on the Annie McCarrick case, pointed out that Angles would have been due to dock in Dublin at the time of the American student's disappearance but gave a number of reasons why he didn't believe he could have snatched her.
The photo of Angles was created by experts in Spain who carried out a facial reconstruction of what the killer would look like now, and which is likely to be used by police as part of a new worldwide appeal to find if he is 'dead or alive.'
The murders of the teenage girls were revisited in 2019 in a Netflix documentary called The Alcasser Murders. Their bodies were found 75 days after they vanished from their home village. Miguel Ricart served 21 years in jail for the hideous crimes but alleged accomplice Angles fled Spain and was last seen on container ship City of Plymouth in March 1993 after stowing away on board before it left Lisbon for Dublin.
Retired UK-based sea captain Kenneth Farquharson Stevens told a Spanish TV crew just over three years ago Angles must have had help to escape. It emerged earlier this month Spanish police were preparing a new international appeal for information on Angles, who was 26 when he vanished and would now be 55.
In one picture he is shown the way he would look at 40 and in the second how he would likely look at 60. They were created by London based forensic training institute experts using 'collage' techniques and photo retouching.
The garda picture, meanwhile, was released last week after officers at Balbriggan issued a new appeal for help in identifying the human remains discovered in fishing nets off Lambay in 2006. The digital image was built from the human skull which remains unidentified.
A thorough investigation was conducted which included the creation of a clay model head of what the person would have looked like when alive and a DNA profile was generated but so far nobody who has come forward and volunteered their DNA has been a match.
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