This Wednesday the state of Nuevo Leon and in particular the Monterrey metropolitan area was marked by violence and bloodshed with the deaths of 35 persons over 24 hours.
This has been the most violent day in Nuevo Leon since the beginning of the year and what was originally reported as 18 deaths at 9:30pm escalated into the late night hours as confrontations flared throughout the metropolitan area.
The body was abandoned outside of the Colegio Mexicano at the intersection of San Jeronimo and J.Luna Ayala. The female’s head was not found at the site.
A message was left over the body’s chest but the contents of the message were not disclosed by authorities.
The 3 men had been reported missing after completing the Monday evening shift at the penitentiary and not arriving at their homes.
Jorge Domene, spokesman for the Nuevo Leon SSP (department of public safety), characterized these executions as a direct attack on the state by organized crime.
The dismembered remains of the bodies were wrapped in plastic and the heads were placed in a bucket at the scene. The gunmen who deposited the remains reportedly riddled the bags and the bucket with gunfire before leaving.
A message left at the scene accused the bodyguards of taking money from Los Zetas and leveled a threat against the Governor.
"Para el Gobernador Rodrigo Medina aquí están dos de tus escoltas, muy buenos para agarrar dinero de la compañía 'Z' y nomás llegó y se le olvidó si siempre vas a estar en el poder, al rato se te acaban seis años. A ver dónde chinendes te metes si no antes"
In a statement to the people of the state, Governor Medina called for a united front to fight the threat that organized crime presents to the stability of Nuevo Leon.
Another body of a male execution victim was found Wednesday morning at the intersection of Vereda Tropical and Dos Rios in Guadalupe.
The victim had been shot multiple times in the face.
3 Suspected gunmen were also detained and 3 kidnap victims, 2 females and 1 male, were liberated from their captors.
The military reported seizing 5 assault weapons and 5 stolen vehicles at the site of the shootout in the colonia Jesus Maria
An article published yesterday in the Mexican press reported that a construction firm, Casas Geo, accused municipal police in Pesqueria of kidnapping 18 masons and 1 engineer from a construction site last week and turning them over to an unnamed criminal group.
Casas Geo sources said that the kidnapping was in retaliation for the firm’s refusal to pay extortition demands for permission to work in Pesqueria.
Last weekend Mexican Army units and state investigative police arrested 20 of Pesqueria’s municipal police officers in the investigation into the disappearance of the construction workers.
Jorge Domene, the state SSP spokesmen, announced that after interrogation of the detained police, 3 of the officers were released and 17 were arraigned and will be held while evidence is gathered for their prosecution
The whereabouts of the construction workers is still unknown.
Witnesses stated that the 3 males were shot at the site on the intersection of Aquiles Serdan and Anastacio Parrodi, in front of Romulo Garza Club de Leones escuela #19 school, and their bodies were then set on fire by their executioners.
The message above the dead victims read: Estos son Z, atte CDG, Saludos jotos (these are Zetas, sincerely the Gulf cartel, greetings faggots)
Guadalupe 9:00pm: the bodies of 3 individuals were found inside of a Nissan X-Trail SUV on Plutarco E. Calles and Calle Mexico, in the La Joya neighboorhod of Guadalupe.
The killings are escalating rapidly during the late night hours of Wednesday, what was originally reported as 18 deaths as of 9:30pm have now increased to between 30 and 35 deaths, almost all at the hands of criminal gunmen.
At approximately 11:00pm in the municipality of Garcia, in the Monterrey metropolitan area, an unidentified woman was killed when she was intercepted by gunmen on the Libramiento Noroeste at Luis Donaldo Colosio.
According to witnesses at the scene, the woman resisted what was apparantly a carjacking attempt and was murdered as a result. Unconfirmed reports state that the gunmen fled the scene with 2 small children still inside the vehicle.
Ths gunmen left a message directed at a rival criminal group at the scene but the contents were not released by authorities.
At 10:30pm on the streets of the Colonia Moderna area of Monterrey, media sources state that 10 people were killed over a span of 20 minutes.
One person was executed on Peral and Idependencia, 3 people were killed and an unknown number were severely wounded on Laurel and Independencia, 3 people were killed on Granados and Gardenia, and 3 others were killed on Mirto and Naranjo.
There was no information on the number, if any, of innocent bystanders killed in Colonia Moberna.
At 11:30pm 3 more persons were found dead at Puerta del Sol and Insurgentes in Monterrey.
One other homicide was reported in the Colonia Canteras in San Pedro Wednesday afternoon.