The British model at the centre of a fatal love triangle which ended with the arrest of her ex-boyfriend after a body was found in a shallow grave has been named.
Mily Leonard, 23, was arrested alongside her long-term boyfriend Wayne Walsh after his flatmate’s body was found buried alongside two bottles of bleach nearly five months after he vanished in Costa Blanca.
Walsh is suspected of murdering convicted drugs dealer Carl Carr, 38, in a fight with a knuckleduster before using bleach to clean up their rented Spanish villa.
Party girl Mily, who boasted of her luxury lifestyle by posing on the bonnet of a Hummer, is languishing in prison after being accused of ‘concealing’ the alleged homicide.
Police have confirmed they suspect Dubliner Carr was beaten to death over a ‘love triangle’ involving Walsh’s ex.
British model Mily Leonard, 23, has been accused of helping her boyfriend, Wayne Walsh, conceal the murder of his flatmate – and her ex-boyfriend – Carl Carr
Police have confirmed they suspect Dubliner Carr was beaten to death over a ‘love triangle’ involving Mily
Wayne Walsh, pictured with long-term girlfriend Mily, is suspected of attacking Carr, who lived with him in Costa Blanca, when he learned his friend had enjoyed nights out with the model
Locals in the holiday resort of Torrevieja where the pair shared a home say Walsh was seeing Mily again after a split as well as sleeping with a pretty British bar manager, who has also been arrested.
He is suspected of attacking Carr, who moved to Spain after serving an eight-year prison sentence in Ireland over a £1.25million heroin and cocaine bust in 2008, when he learned his friend had enjoyed nights out with the model.
One said: ‘Walsh bragged to friends he had got rid of him after he went missing.
‘Everyone was talking about Carr being seen out and about with Mily before he disappeared.
‘She is very pretty and would turn heads whenever she walked into a room.
Mily (left) Walsh’s other female friend Natalie Edwards (centre) were remanded in custody on Saturday after appearing in court in Torrevieja
Carl Carr, 38, was last seen in September on a night out at the Cabo Roig resort near Torrevieja
‘She had a young son with Wayne. They had split up but Walsh was a real womaniser and word is that he was sleeping with Mily again as well as the other Brit woman who has been arrested.’
Mily, 23, boasted of modelling for a Benidorm-based agency and beat off stiff competition to become the face of a popular Costa Blanca bar when she was a teenager and won herself a one-year contract.
Modelling pics show her posing in a figure-hugging red swimsuit and a daring black dress.
In others she is photographed lounging on an inflatable ring in a pool – and exposing her midriff in a crop top at a bar.
Mily and Walsh’s other female friend Natalie Edwards were remanded in custody on Saturday after appearing in court in Torrevieja as part of an ongoing criminal probe.
One of the women is also being probed on suspicion of illegal weapons possession following the discovery during one of the police searches of a 9mm pistol.
One local said: ‘Walsh bragged to friends he had got rid of him after he went missing. Everyone was talking about Carr being seen out and about with Mily before he disappeared’
Walsh was sent to jail along with a Spanish handyman also suspected of concealment.
A fifth woman – another Brit who has not been named – was arrested on suspicion of making a false statement and remains under investigation but was not sent to prison.
None of the five have yet been charged, as is normal in Spain where formal charges are only laid shortly before trial.
Carr’s body was found buried by the AP-7 motorway between Benijofar and Algorfa, a 20-minute drive north from where the Irishman was last seen on September 16 last year.
Police say they believe he was killed after a night out before his body was driven to woods 20 minutes north of his home and buried alongside bleach used in a clean-up operation to hide the crime.
His grief-stricken mum Marie, who was told of the gruesome discovery last Saturday, said: ‘The Spanish police have told me Carl’s death has nothing to do with drugs.
‘I believe he was killed because of a romantic triangle, by a man he knew who accused him of dating one of his girlfriends.
‘He told me twice in the last conversation we had that he loved me. Those were his last words, “I love you Mam”.’
Saying he spoke regularly to his two young children in Ireland by a former long-term partner, she added: ‘I knew this was never a voluntary disappearance. He talked to his children every day and he talked to me every second day.
‘Whoever did this to my son must pay the consequences.’