Although the newspapers had called the North Africans killed on 21st August migrants after the initial sensationalist headlines, the police knew otherwise. The phone of the man killed by a blow to the neck with a knife had yielded a rich source of information, as did his wallet. Although the name was a fake, the receipts from shops and ATMs were not.
The owner of the Android phone hadn’t switched off Location Services and all the places he’d been were available. These included Santiago de Compostela, the Islas Cíes, Cangas, and Pontevedra, all of them visited more than once. The place of main interest, though, was A Coruna, in particular, Callo Ria Limia, near the Casa de Ciencias in the Parque de Santa Margarita.
Inspector Maria Sanchez looked at the data provided and decided she should journey to A Coruna with two colleagues and a vanload of armed officers. The armaments left behind after the massacre were new and Sanchez thought they would be part of a consignment. Where were the other weapons and who was with them? Callo Ria Limia would provide the answers, but first she must find out which house on the street was the right one. She thought of an idea. She would meet her colleagues in an hour, while she headed home to change.