A man who strangled and buried his partner while on holiday in Peru has been found guilty of her murder.
Jorge Garay killed 37-year-old Karla Godoy before he wrapped her body in a tarpaulin and dumped her in a makeshift grave on land owned by his family in Lima, Kent Police said.
A jury at Maidstone Crown Court took seven hours to find Garay, 46, of Hythe Street, Dartford, guilty of murder on Monday.
The court heard the couple had left the UK on September 15 2022 and travelled to Peru via Spain.
Ms Godoy’s family, who live in Honduras and Spain, last heard from the mother-of-one on September 23 when she told them she planned to travel back to Spain the following day. She never arrived.
After efforts to contact her failed, Ms Godoy’s worried relatives contacted the police in both Spain and Peru.
Kent Police said Garay returned to the UK alone on October 4.
He told his landlord that…