José Guillermo Morales Castillo, deputy director of he Municipal police in the town of Zamora, Michoacán, was found shot dead by a heavy caliber type weapon on Tuesday morning said officials of the Ministry of Public Security of the state.
According to sources the body of Jose Guillermo Morales was located in the side of a dirt road leading from the ranch San Cristobal al Pochote, near the institute "El Cochofo." He was found underneath his police vehicle, he had his hands cuffed and had sustained several gunshots to his body.
Guillermo Morales was appointed to lead the municipal police of Zamora by mayor Rosa Hilda Abascal Rodríguez after the death of Public Safety Director Gerardo Martinez, who after two weeks of fighting his illness, finally lost the battle against the influenza A/H1N1.
Edgar Celso Rojas López was named to replace Morales Castillo on March 18 as the new head of the police department.