At first it looked as if the woman's body fished out of the muddy waters of the River Plate would have to be tagged as another unsolved crime. With hair shorn, dental plates removed, fingertips destroyed by acid, all clothes removed, the corpse offered no clue to identity.
Then one morning Reporter Jacinto Toryho, 39, answered a telephone call at Buenos Aires' La Razoón.
"The man who killed the woman found in the river," said a feminine voice, "is an army captain who lives in Don Torcuato [a suburb north of Buenos Aires]."
The tipster gave an exact address, then hung up.
At Don Torcuato,...