True crime is all the rage these days and Netflix has been straight up killing the genre with shows such as Making A Murderer, Conversations with a Killer and When They See Us.
We’re all a little bit obsessed with the macabre and whatever it is that goes on in killers’ minds just really seems to captivate us. It’s slightly weird how fixated we all are on it but as long as we’re not the ones doing the criminal activity everything will be alright.
And now we’re heading to Spain for our next true crime fix, as Netflix’s new four-part documentary series called The Alcàsser Murders will explore the still-unresolved 1992 murder of three teenagers dubbed the Alcàsser Girls.
The case absolutely shocked the nation when it happened in 1992, not only because of its brutality but because of how the media portrayed it and the fact that some say the police massively mishandled the evidence in the case.
In November that year, three girls went missing while hitchhiking on the way to a club in the Valencia region of Spain. Miriam García Iborra, Antonia “Toñi” Gómez Rodríguez, and Desirée Hernández Folch were dropped off at a gas station by a couple and then picked up by another car.
The girls’ bodies were found in January 1993, showing signs of having been kidnapped, tortured and raped, before being murdered. The murders are renowned as one of the most brutal in Spanish history.
Over the years, the case has triggered a whole series of rumours that a Spanish judge once described as a “journey to horror” that’s brimming with controversy and numerous loose ends.
Nobody knows who did it, but one suspect is Antonio Anglés Martins, whose brother’s name was on a note found near the bodies, although he’s avoided the police ever since.
Ramón Campos, an executive producer on the series, said: “Our intention is that this will be the ultimate documentary about one of the cases that shocked Spanish society for years. We will tell the stories of all people involved in an effort to try and clarify once and for all the truth of what happened that dreadful November 1992 in Alcàsser. We will offer everyone the opportunity to share their truth.”
Check out the teaser below:
The Alcàsser Murders is available to watch on Netflix right now.
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Charismatic, witty, charming, engaging - four things Joshua Rogers will never be. Thankfully, he’s a semi-competent writer, who, after graduating university with two mostly pointless degrees, joined The Hook two years ago. He subsequently honed his writing skills over the course of several sex-related articles, bringing a very public shame to his family's good name.