In 1999, teen Rocío Wanninkhof is murdered. Her mother’s ex-partner, Dolores Vázquez, is suspected. Did she do it? A second victim reveals the truth.
Documentary film Murder By The Coast is the first of its kind to address the Wanninkhof-Carabantes case – in which a family friend of a teenage girl is wrongfully accused of her brutal murder – and will consist of interviews and new research uncovered in the intervening 20 years.
It follows the aftermath of the murder of teenage girl Rocío Wanninkhof in 1999 – she was found stabbed to death three weeks after she went missing. Shortly after, a family friend – and Rocío’s mother’s ex-partner – Maria Dolores Vázquez was found guilty and imprisoned even though there was no physical evidence to place her at the crime scene.
These events shook the Spanish and British expat communities in the Costa Del Sol, but this was only the beginning of the saga. Four years later, police returned to the case after finding DNA from Rocío’s murder at the scene of a different girl’s murder (Sonia Carabantes).
The documentary looks at how this gross injustice occurred, as well as who the culprit of both crimes was.
Murder by the Coast is coming to Netflix on June 23rd.