The newly released series on Netflix, ‘Burning Body’, in first instance seems like fiction but it is actually based on a true distressful event that grabbed the attention of the press, the public, and society in Spain.
Burning Body Real Story:
Three police officers who are usually based in Barcelona, were involved in a love triangle, which resulted in a tragedy when one of them was murdered.
In 2017, Pedro Rodriguez’s body was discovered in the trunk of a car at the Foix reservoir, in Barcelona. The vehicle was burning with Rodriguez inside.
Before Pedro’s death, he was engaged in a relationship with his colleague Rosa Peral. They have been dating since 2016 and in the same year, they decided to live together. But there was a shock waiting for Pedro.
Fellow officer Albert Lopez informed Pedro that he was also involved in a sexual relationship with Rosa. The couple broke up in 2012 and after that, Rosa married a man at that time.
The complications began to start when Albert and Peral decided to continue their relationship from where they left off in early 2017. To make this plan successful, they have decided to assassinate Rodriguez.
The duo, Albert and Peral, killed Pedro in the home where he lived with Peral in the seaside town of Vilanova i la Geltrú.
The presumption is that someone blew on Pedro’s skull when he was sleeping, dozing, or drugged. However, it is still unknown who is the culprit behind the murder.
After a day, a car was found set on fire having Pedro’s body in it. In order to save them, Rosa and Albert then took Pedro’s car and mobile phone to locations where he usually visits.
The duo also informed acquaintances that Rodríguez had been feuding with Peral’s ex-husband to make an excuse for his death.
Rosa Peral and Albert Lopez: Where are they now?
In April 2020, after three years, the duo was found guilty of Pedro’s murder and Rosa and Albert were sentenced to prison for 25 and 20 years respectively.
However, they tried to pin the blame on one another and appealed the decision but the original ruling was upheld.
In a documentary made by Netflix, Rosa Peral’s Tapes, an ex-police officer captured her interview from prison.
The Cast of Burning Body:
|José Manuel Poga||Pedro|