• Crypto trader and influencer Fernando Pérez Algaba was reported missing on July 18.
• His remains were found dismembered in a suitcase with amputated legs and forearms by a group of children in the town of Ingeniero Budge.
• An autopsy suggested he was shot three times before being dismembered, and authorities suspect it may be the work of a professional outfit with debt-related motives.
Missing Cryptocurrency Millionaire Found Dismembered
Fernando Pérez Algaba, a cryptocurrency trader and Instagram influencer based in Argentina, was reported missing on July 18 after he failed to return the keys to a rented apartment and answer his phone. On July 23, his remains were discovered in a suitcase containing amputated legs and forearms by a group of children in Ingeniero Budge, Argentina. A torso was found nearby along with a backpack containing his head on July 24 and 25 respectively. An analysis of fingerprints and tattoos identified the body as Algaba’s, while an autopsy revealed that he had been shot three times before being dismembered.
Suspected Professional Outfit Behind Murder
Police suspect that Algaba’s murder was likely carried out by a professional outfit due to the precise dismemberment of his body parts. It is believed that debt-related issues could have been the motive behind his death as reports showed he had 900,000 Argentine pesos ($3,300) in bounced checks, 1.2 million Argentine pesos ($4,400) owed to banks and another debt of $70,000 related to another bounced check.
Victim Ran Crypto Trading Business
Algaba is said to have runed crypto trading businesss in Buenos Aires where he employed 25 other traders. He also had amassed over 917,000 followers on his Instagram account where he posted content revolving around luxury cars and his beloved dog.
Recent Spate Of Mysterious Deaths Of Crypto Billionaires
In late 2022 there was spike mysterious deaths within crypto billionaires which caused theories amongst the community including MakerDAO co-founder Nikolai Mushegian , crypto broker Javier Biosca , Amber Group co-founder Tiantian Kullander , Russian crypto billionaire Vyacheslav Taran , major BitMEX investor Alexander Vasiliev among others who passed away unexpectedly within this period .