Sunday, November 25, 2012

19 Dead Bodies Abandoned Chihuahua

Eight dead men were found Saturday morning in a field.  The discovery was made approximately 100 meters off the highway leading from the town of Delicias to Satevó, in Chihuahua.

It is believed that some of those killed may be the same as some of the men  kidnapped the night before by gunmen arriving in a convoy of eight trucks abducting three men from the town of Jimenez Parral and two more from Valle de Allende.

A group of  gunmen executed five men Friday night, at different locations in the space of half an hour in Mequi... After seven in the evening, three men were shot inside a vehicle in the plaza of Guadalupe Victoria and minutes later a 17 old year was killed near community  El Torreon, in the same municipality. Another man was later executed  at his home, located in the neighborhood of Genaro Vazquez, and according to early reports, the five murders were allegedly committed by the same armed group 

The spokesman for the state attorney general, Carlos Gonzalez Estrada, confirmed the incidents and also confirmed that the eight victims were found half naked, having been apparently killed elsewhere then discarded in this manner near kilometer 46 off the road from Delicias to Satevó near the turn off  to Rancho San Miguel in Chihuahua.. 

He clarified that they were investigating whether the dead men  are some of the subjects who were kidnapped by gunmen on Friday in the town Jiménez and Valle de Allende.

There are reports of a message being left with the bodies but there are no details as to what it said.

State Forensic  Medical Examiner  transported the dead for autopsy and identification. (Semefo)

The dead are identified as:

Luis Gerardo Baca Ortega
Justin Alejandro Carrazco Vásquez
José Ángel Morales Alferes
Fernando Campos Rodríguez
Edgar Ulises Moreno Peña
José Carlos Medina Padilla
Edgar Armando Sánchez Delgado
Ventura Ismael Guevara Rodríguez

In another discovery, they found the remains of 11 men who were apparently shot dead about two years ago and buried in a remote area, the AG's office said. The bones and clothing were found in three different clandestine graves, the AG's office said.

Chihuahua has been one of the states most affected by the wave of drug-related violence in Mexico.

More than 11,000 people have been murdered in Ciudad Juarez, located across the border from El Paso, Texas, since 2008.

About 50,000 people have died in drug-related violence in Mexico in the past six years, the majority of them in shootouts involving members of rival drug cartels. EFE

Sources: El Diario, La Opinion, Tierra, El Monitor