The dismembered and ravaged body of a prosecuting attorney was found in northern Guatemala on May 24, just one day after he had been abducted. The victim, Allan Stowlinsky Vidaurre, is presumed to have been murdered by Los Zetas - a Mexican criminal organization that has become increasingly powerful and violent as it seeks further control of the narcotics trade in Guatemala. The same narcoterrorist organization has been blamed for the mass murder of 27 persons on May 14 in a region of Guatemala bordering Mexico.
According to official sources, "the murdered individual is Assistant Prosecutor Allan Stowlinsky Vidaurre who was abducted yesterday (May 23). He partcipated in the investigations into capturing the presumed leader of the Zetas, Hugo Gomez - a.k.a. El Comandante Bruja (Commander Witch)."
The crime occured in Coban, the capital city of the province of Alta Verapaz, north of the national capital, Guatemala City. According to official sources, the murderers left pieces of the dismembered body in plastic bags labeled with a message and signed 'Z200,' This is a short-hand for Hugo Gomez, who leads the cell of the Zetas now raging in the Central American republic. Some of the plastic bags containing the remains of the prosecutor were found next to the main offices of the provincial government, while others were found at a local public market. Stowlinsky Vidaurre was abducted on the evening of May 23 when he went to a sports center in Coban to collect his son from a soccer match.